David Diop was born in Paris in 1966 and grew up in Senegal. He now lives in France, where he is a professor of eighteenth century literature at the University of Pau. At Night All Blood is Black is David’s second novel. It was shortlisted for ten major prizes in France and won the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens. It has so far been translated into 13 languages, winning the LA Times Book Prize for fiction, the Italian Premio Strega Europeo, the Dutch Europese Literatuurprijs, the Swiss Prix Ahmadou-Kourouma and the International Booker Prize.