Christine Leunens

Christine Leunens is the author of the novels Primordial Soup, Caging Skies and A Can of Sunshine, which have been widely translated. The French translation of Caging Skies was nominated for the Prix Medicis and the Prix FNAC in 2007. A Can of Sunshine was chosen as Best Books of the Year 2013 by the NZ Herald

The play adaptation of Caging Skies, written by Desiree Gezentsvey and directed by Andrew Foster, had its world premiere at the Circa Theatre in 2017. The film adaptation by Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit, was nominated for two Golden Globes, six British Academy of Film and Television Awards and six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It won a Writers Guild of America Award, a British Academy Award and an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2020.

Christine has just finished a new novel, In Amber's Wake, and a screenplay by the same title.


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Top of the South




Caging Skies

Primordial Soup

A Can Of Sunshine