Hannelore Cayre is a French writer, director and criminal lawyer. Her most recent work, The Godmother, won the European Crime Fiction Prize and the Grand Prix de Litterature Polici re, featured on The New York Times' 'I00 Notable Books of 2019' list and has been made into a major film starring Isabelle Huppert. Stephanie Smee left a career in law to work as a literary translator. Recent publications include the translations of Hannelore Cayre's The Godmother. Her translation of rediscovered WWII memoir No Place to Lay One's Head won the JQ-Wingate Prize.