Olivier Bleys, 2008
Olivier Bleys was born in Lyon in 1970. He holds masters’ degrees in modern literature, computer graphics and cultural project management. Author of historical novels as well as essays and travel stories, Olivier won the young novelist’s prize for The Island at the age of twenty-two. Three years later his second book, The Prince of the Fork, received a national prize. His third novel, Pastel, was translated into several foreign languages and rewarded by the French Academy.
Olivier used his six month stint as writer in residence at Randell Cottage to tackle his first contemporary novel.
The Randell Writers’ Cottage was established in 2001 as a rotational residency for French and New Zealand writers and was inaugurated by New Zealand author Peter Wells and French writer Nadine Ribault. To discover more about Randell Cottage, click HERE.