Eva Joly is a Norwegian-born French magistrate and politician. She became famous as an anti-corruption prosecuting judge taking on, among others, former minister Bernard Tapie and the bank Crédit Lyonnais. Her most famous case was that of France’s leading oil company – Elf Aquitaine. In the face of death threats, she carried on the case to uncover several cases of fraud. She is now running in the French presidential elections.
Judith Perrignon : Ex-journalist at the newspaper Liberation, prize-winning essayist and the author of a number of historical and other literary works, including ‘La nuit du Fouquet’s avec Ariane Chemin’. This is her second novel after the much lauded ‘Les Chagrins’ also published this year.