Books

Elodie Olson-Coons is a writer / editor / bookseller / ghostwriter / translator.

 

Under my own name, I write fiction, poetry and essays. I’m particularly interested in work relating to memoir, travel, culture and food; in the lyric, the strongly rooted, the personal and the descriptive.

 

With eight years of professional experience, I specialise in copy-editing literary and historical fiction, memoir, travel writing and works in translation. I enjoy working closely with writers on coherence, clarity and style.

 

An internationally published ghostwriter of fiction and memoir with eleven books to other people’s names, I love the process of transforming the spark of an idea, or the thread of a life story, into a finished book.

 

As a bilingual writer, I’m interested above all in work that would benefit from a literary touch. Within the English-language publishing world, I am also a keen editor of works in translation.

 

SELECTED PROJECTS

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SMALL FIRES, REBECCA MAY JOHNSON (PUSHKIN PRESS)

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LA SERENISSIMA, JONATHAN KEATES (HEAD OF ZEUS)

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ANIMAL LIFE, AUÐUR AVA ÓLAFSDÓTTIR (PUSHKIN PRESS)

editing, editor, copyediting, copyeditor

WHEN WE CEASE TO UNDERSTAND THE WORLD, BENJAMÍN LABATUT (PUSHKIN)

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NIGHT AS IT FALLS, JAKUTA ALIKAVAZOVIC (FABER AND FABER)

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THE YELLOW KITCHEN, MARGAUX VIALLERON (SIMON & SCHUSTER)

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DINNER PARTY, SARAH GILMARTIN (PUSHKIN PRESS)

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THE SECOND WOMAN, LOUISE MEY (PUSHKIN PRESS)

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LOVE IN A TIME OF WAR, LARA MARLOWE (HEAD OF ZEUS)

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THE WOLF AGE, TORE SKEIE (PUSHKIN PRESS)

The Templar's Garden, Catherine Clover.j

THE TEMPLAR'S GARDEN, CATHERINE CLOVER (DUCKWORTH BOOKS)

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THE LIMITS OF MY LANGUAGE, EVA MEIJER (PUSHKIN PRESS)

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IMMORTAL, JESSICA DUCHEN (UNBOUND)

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GROWN UPS, MARIE AUBERT (PUSHKIN PRESS)

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THE REPUBLIC OF FALSE TRUTHS, ALAA AL ASWANY (FABER AND FABER)

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THE LANTERN BOATS, TESSA MORRIS-SUZUKI (JOFFE BOOKS)

Grandmother's Stories, Tales from Old Syria, Reda al-Dabbagh, editing

GRANDMOTHER'S STORIES, REDA AL-DABBAGH (WHITE MOUNTAIN BOOKS)

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NOT SPEAKING, NORMA CLARKE (UNBOUND)

The Cabin in the Mountains, Robert Ferguson, autobiography, editing

THE CABIN IN THE MOUNTAINS, ROBERT FERGUSON (HEAD OF ZEUS)

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THE MYSTERY OF HENRI PICK, DAVID FOENKINOS (PUSHKIN)

THE ENCHANTED NIGHT, MIKLÓS BÁNFFY (PUSHKIN PRESS)