Noëlle Revaz was born in Switzerland in 1968 and lives in Lausanne. Her first novel, translated as With the Animals (2012), was widely hailed in the US as a remarkable achievement. The original, Rapport aux bêtes (2002) had won a number of literary prizes in Europe, was adapted for the stage and made into a film in France, Coeur animal (Animal Heart) in 2009. In addition to fiction, she has written for the theater and for the radio. Besides her work as a writer, she teaches creative writing at the Swiss Literature Institute at Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.