Olivier Truc was born in France in 1964. He has worked as a journalist since 1986, and has been based in Stockholm since 1994, where he is currently the Nordic and Baltic correspondent for Le Monde and Le Point. As a reporter, Olivier Truc covers subjects from politics and economics to social issues like immigration and minorities. He has also produced TV documentaries, including one that portrays a group of Norwegian policemen in Lapland (The Reindeer Police, 2008). He has previously published two non-fiction books. Forty Days Without Shadow is his first novel, and was published in the original French by Éditions Métailié in September 2012.