Laura Florand
Senior Lecturer of Romance Studies

Florand's current main interests are contemporary French language and culture and gastronomy. As a Fulbright Fellow, she also studied the ways language, dance, and literature were being used as part of a cultural renaissance in French Polynesia (Tahiti). She is an award-winning, international bestselling writer of a memoir and multiple novels set in France. Recently, NPR selected her fiction for their list of the Top 100 Romances, a list spanning a time period from Jane Austen to today. Translated into nine languages, her works have also been nominated for Reviewers Choice Best Book of the Year, received the RT Seal of Excellence, and multiple starred reviews from Library Journal and Publishers Weekly.

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