Faïza Guène was born in France in 1985 to Algerian parents. She wrote her first novel, Just Like Tomorrow, when she was 17 years old. It was a huge success in France (where the title was Kiffe Kiffe Demain), selling translation rights around the world. Just Like Tomorrow was shortlisted for the Young Minds Book Award 2006 and longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2007. Since then she has published three more novels, Dreams from the Endz (2008), Bar Balto (2011) and Men Don’t Cry, which is forthcoming in English translation by Sarah Ardizzone in 2017. She lives in Pantin, Seine-Saint-Denis, a suburb north of Paris.