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Christine Leunens is the author of three novels, which have been translated into more than fifteen languages. Born in Hartford, Connecticut to an Italian mother and a Belgian father, she has
dual New Zealand/Belgian citizenship. She holds a Master of Liberal Arts in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard University, and a PhD in Creative Writing from Victoria University of Wellington. She now lives in Nelson and is completing an historical Franco-New Zealand novel set around the time of the Rainbow Warrior bombing.