Christelle Dabos

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Christelle Dabos
March 9, 1980

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Originally from the Côte d'Azur, Christelle Dabos grew up in Cannes with a family of musicians. She joined the Silver Plume, a community of authors on the Internet.[1] She trained as a librarian before devoting herself to writing. Since 2005, she lives and works in Belgium.

In 2013, she won the Gallimard-RTL-Télérama prize for first youth novel, for A Winter's Promise, the first volume of her Mirror Visitor quartet. The title of the series (La Passe-miroir in French) is inspired by Le Passe-muraille, a literary work by the French writer Marcel Aymé.

The Mirror Visitor quartet narrates the adventures of Ophelia, a heroine with the power to read objects, as well as to move from one place to another through mirrors. The conceit of the setting is that earth has exploded into 21 "arks," like so many planets that make up this fantasy universe. In 2017, she published the third installment of the hit saga at Gallimard Jeunesse. The series was compared by the national press to that of Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling, or His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. The first two books were awarded the Grand Prize of the Imaginary in the category francophone youth novel …

Books by Christelle Dabos