From journalism to literature, Anaïs Maquiné-Denecker is a new female voice in the world of detective fiction.
Born in Rouen, Anaïs Maquiné-Deneckerwas raised in Lille, before jetting off to the United States. She holds a degree in Mass Media and Mass Communication from the University of Santa Barbara, California, and works as a journalist and television producer. Anaïs splits her time between Paris and Deauville, the setting of her latest novel entitled La Clé published by Editions des Falaises (the publisher who discovered Michel Bussi).
Well known to French television viewers as the voice of shows such as Star Academy, 7 à 8, E=M6, and Chasseurs d’Appart, she started out in radio (Radio France), before moving into print media (Jeune et Jolie, Elle Déco).
At the beginning of the 2000s, Anaïs made her TV début, reporting for shows such as Zone Interdite (M6), Vie-Privée, Vie-Publique (France 3), Combien ça Coute (TF1), Sans Aucun Doute(TF1) ... She later worked as an Executive Producer on Confessions Intimes (TF1), Les Rois du Système D (TF1), 10H le Mag (TF1) MIAM (M6), E=M6, Les Chefs Contre Attaquent (M6).
In 2015, she released a 4-part prime-time documentary seriesL’Histoire au Quotidienon France's M6 channel. It was at this time that she gained a reputation for leaving no stone unturned. She later created the character Julia Inside TV, a blogger with acerbic wit. In just a few months, her humorous dispatches were bringing in 900,000 readers. Julia’s adventures continued in the novel "Pour Quelques Minutes de Célébrité́", published by Éditions Anne Carrière.
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Journalist and Commissioning Editor, Ariel Kenig is also the Author of novels, the latest being Le Miracle, published at Editions de l'Olivier (France). He has worked for several newspapers, magazines and media (Technikart, Libération, Arts Programmes, Les Déviations...)
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