Patrick Modiano spent his childhood between Paris, Haute-Savoie, and Jouy-en- Josas. Having been awarded his baccalaureate, he dedicated himself to literature at the age of eighteen. It was Raymond Queneau who introduced to him the literary circles of Paris in the 1960s. He won the Grand Prix du roman de l'Academie francaise in 1972 and the Prix Goncourt in 1978. In 2014, his oeuvre was crowned with the Nobel Prize in Literature. Dominique Zehrfuss is an illustrator and jewelry designer living in Paris. After studying architecture at Ecole des Beaux-Art in Paris, she began to paint. Quickly, however, illustrating children's books took over her imagination. She has illustrated three books written by Patrick Modiano, titled Une aventure de Choura (1986), Une fiancee pour Choura (1987), and 28 Paradis (2005). Damion Searls is an American translator and writer. He has translated forty books from German, French, Norwegian, and Dutch, including Patrick Modiano's novels Young Once (2016) and Sundays in August (2017). David Zwirner Books's ekphrasis series also includes his translation of Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters to a Young Painter (2017). His own writing has been translated into ten languages.