Lucie Campos Mitchell originally trained in the social sciences and in comparative literature, which she taught for 8 years in France. She runs the French Book Office in London, promoting literature in translation, cultural exchange and European debate in the United Kingdom. She is also an editor on the board of La Vie des Idées, an online cultural journal run by the College de France that has gained a large readership and established itself in France as a major place for intellectual debate since 2007, publishing weekly essays, book reviews, and interviews in the social sciences and humanities. She is the author of a book on intersections betwen history, politics and fiction in the literary work of W.G. Sebald, Imre Kertész and J.M. Coetzee, Fictions de l'après, published by Classiques Garnier in 2011. She was a social and economic sciences graduate from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, and holds a doctorate in comparative literature (Poitiers University) and a masters in European thought (Cambridge University).