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Claire Loup

Invited to the 2017 Books & Music Festival

Claire Loup was born in Paris in 1982 but it was in Montreuil, city of Hope, that she spent the first seventeen years of her life speaking Gypsy. With a literary bac in her pocket, she briefly studies art history, then becomes a make-up artist for rock bands, takes up short studies of modern letters, sings in a group, gets an arm tattoo, gets her yellow taekwondo belt, learn Italian, become a mom, then writer, then columnist for toys, then animator of writing workshops. In the middle of it all, she writes novels, pushing her cat away from the keyboard.

Run billie - Claire Loup - Gallimard Youth Publishing
The evening of their first concert at the legendary Bataclan, the members of the pop-rock group Run Billie are on a cloud. Such glory in such a short time! But just before entering the scene, the dream shatters: Billie, the singer of the group, has vanished. What happened to him ? Kidnapping? Suicide? Inspector Luka Prajnic is investigating. JB, Dams and Moosh, the drummer who went out with her, are auditioned, as well as all the entourage of the young woman. Who is Billie really? What was she looking for that success didn't bring her?
Interrogations, letters, emails ... a protean novel which drew the portrait of an enigmatic young girl. And talks about social divide, love, friendship, origins, popularity. Addictive psychological suspense by a young author to follow!

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