Laura Spinney is an author and science journalist. She has published two novels in English, The Doctor (Methuen, 2001) and The Quick (Fourth Estate, 2007). Her third book of non-fiction, Rue Centrale, came out in 2013 from Editions L’Age d’Homme (in French and in English), and her fourth, a tale of the Spanish flu called Pale Rider, was published by Jonathan Cape in June 2017. Derborence: Where the devils came down, her translation of Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz’s best-loved novel, was published by Skomlin (formerly Onesuch) Press in 2018. She also writes on science for National Geographic, The Economist, Nature, New Scientist and The Telegraph among others. She lives in Paris.