Inès Cagnati

Inès Cagnati (1937–2007) was a French novelist. From a family of Italian immigrants, she grew up in a rural region in southwest France where her parents were farmers. After studying literature, she passed the French national exam to become a teacher. Her childhood in a rural setting as well as her struggle to integrate into society strongly influenced her work. In one way or another, all four of her novels explore these themes.