Jules Renard (1864 - 1910) was a French author and member of the AcadÃ©mie Goncourt. He wrote plays journalism and fiction as well as his famous and well-loved Journal.
Julian Barnes is the author of thirteen novels including The Sense of an Ending which won the 2011 Man Booker Prize and Flaubert's Parrot. He has also written a book of essays on French themes Something to Declare a collection of Franco-British short stories Cross Channel and translated Alphonse Daudet's In the Land of Pain. In 2017 he was awarded the LÃ©gion d'honneur.
Theo Cuffe has translated Voltaire's Candide and a collection of his philosophical tales (MicromÃ©gas & Other Short Fictions) for Penguin Classics.