Louise Mey (b. 1983) is a Paris-based author of contemporary noir novels dealing with themes of domestic and sexual violence, and harassment, often with a feminist slant. The Second Woman is her fourth novel, but the first to be translated into English.
Louise Rogers Lalaurie’s translations from French include Frédéric Dard’s The King of Fools, and The Inspector of Strange and Unexplained Deaths by Olivier Barde-Cabuçon, both from Pushkin Vertigo. Her work has been shortlisted for the Best Translated Book Award and the Jan Michalski Prize for Literature. She is the author of Matisse: The Books (2020).