After the Deluge is Dominique Varma’s second book of fiction. Her first book Shifting Sands was published in English by Penguin India and in French as Sables Mouvants. She teaches at the University of Lille, in the North of France, and for the last twenty years has gone back and forth between India and France. She studied Classics and Literature at the Sorbonne, and has a M.A. in Indian philosophy and Sanskrit. She lives with her Indian husband and their two children in Lille and Paris.