Anka Muhlstein was born in Paris in 1935. She settled in New York in 1974 where she began her career as a writer in French. She was awarded the Goncourt Prize in 1996 for her biography of Custine, and has twice received the History Prize of the French Academy. Her books include a double biography of Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart, Balzac’s Omelette, and, most recently, Monsieur Proust’s Library, published in November 2012.
The Lady of the Camellias by Alexandre Dumas fils, translated from the French by Liesl Schillinger, with an introduction by Julie Kavanagh
The Girl Who Loved Camellias: The Life and Legend of Marie Duplessis by Julie Kavanagh
Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity an exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, September 25, 2012–January 20, 2013; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, February 26–May 27, 2013; and the Art Institute of Chicago, June 26–September 22, 2013