Adriana Hunter has translated over 50 books from French, including works by Agnès Desarthe, Véronique Ovalde and Hervé Le Tellier. She has translated three previous titles for Peirene: Beside the Sea by Véronique Olmi, for which she won the 2011 Scott Moncrieff Prize, Under The Tripoli Sky by Kamal Ben Hameda, and Reader for Hire by Raymond Jean. Adriana has been short-listed twice for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.
Adriana on Her Father's Daughter:
'This book appealed to me on so many levels and I was blown away by the author’s tremendous restraint: narrated through the prism of a child’s eyes, the book is a masterclass in “show, don’t tell”. It also packs an emotional punch, and will resonate in different ways with different readers because, although the story depicts one family in specific circumstances, it has much broader scope and illuminates many aspects of parent-child relationships, particularly father-daughter relationships.'