Laurent Boulanger migrated to Australia from France at the age of thirteen unable to speak a word of English.
At 30 he graduated from Deakin University with a B.A. in Professional Writing, and subsequently a M.A. in Writing and a Ph.D. in Writing from Swinburne University; he has also studied forensic science at Swinburne University.
Dr Boulanger has published more than thirty articles and reviews in Australian, English and American magazines, and was Australian correspondent for the UK journal Writers News for 12 years. In 2004 he began teaching in the Master in Writing at Swinburne University. His first feature-length screenplay as writer-director was produced into a film in 2012 by Intermedia Arts. He is also a professional actor.
'In the cold winter of Strasbourg, a medieval town in the North-East of France, 11-year-old Clotilde is living a quiet existence with her frail father, a Catholic priest. In the loneliness of her existence, she daydreams of literature and hot summers in Provence. When Clotilde's father dies, she self-destructs with wine, cigarettes and shaving blades. Her last chance for a normal life is to migrate to Australia and live with her mother who abandoned her at birth. She is forced into a strange land where nobody understands her and where her precocious attitude leads her to the shocking truth about her existence.'