Liliane Giraudon was born in Marseille in 1946. Giraudon’s books have primarily been published by France’s P.O.L. editions and range across genres; she has edited influential publications including Banana Split, Action Poétique, and If and collaborated widely, including with Nanni Balastrini, Henri Deluy, Jean-Jacques Viton, and others. Two of her prose books, Fur and Pallaksh, Pallaksh, were published in English by Sun & Moon Press (1992, 1994). In addition to Sphinx, Giraudon’s collection Love is Colder than the Lake is forthcoming in 2024, translated by Lindsay Turner and Sarah Riggs, from Nightboat books.