A native New Yorker, Lauren Elkin has been based in Paris since 2004. Her essays on books and culture have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times Book Review, The Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement, The New Inquiry, and The Wall Street Journal. She is the author of the novel Floating Cities; with Scott Esposito, she is the co-author of The End of Oulipo? An Attempt to Exhaust a Movement, published by Zer0 Books. Her next book, Flâneuse: Essays in Wandering, will be out in the UK from Chatto & Windus in 2016.