Claire Clément lives in Joinville-le-Pont, near Paris, on a houseboat. She writes picture books and novels for young and older children. She has won a number of awards, including the ‘Prix Chronos’ and ‘Prix des Incorruptibles’ twice, and the ‘Prix Lire en fête’. She also contributes to Bayard’s children’s magazines. Finally, she created the Erdre & Gesvre children’s bookfair in Sucé-sur-Erdre (Loire-Atlantique), where her family is from.