Claire Loup

Invited to the 2017 Books & Music Festival

Claire Loup was born in Paris in 1982 but it is in Montreuil, cité de l'Espoir, that she spent the first seventeen years of her life speaking gypsy. After graduating from high school, she briefly studied art history, then became a make-up artist for rock bands, took up modern literature, sang in a band, got a tattoo on her arm, obtained a yellow belt in taekwondo, learned Italian, became a mother, then an editor, then a columnist for toys, then a writing workshop leader. In the midst of it all, she writes novels while pushing her cat off the keyboard.

Run Billie - Claire Loup - Éditions Gallimard Jeunesse
The night of their first concert at the mythical Bataclan, the members of the pop-rock group Run Billie are on cloud nine. So much fame in such a short time! But just before going on stage, the dream is shattered: Billie, the band's singer, has vanished. What happened to her? Kidnapping? Suicide? Detective Luka Prajnic leads the investigation. JB, Dams and Moosh, the drummer who used to date her, are interviewed, as well as all the people around her. Who is Billie really? What was she looking for that success did not bring her?
Interrogations, letters, emails... a protean novel that draws the portrait of an enigmatic young girl. And speaks of social fracture, love, friendship, origins, popularity. Addictive psychological suspense by a young author to follow!


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