Clara Sitbon is a Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies at the University of Sydney. Her research focuses on literary fakes and forgeries, with a particular emphasis on acclaimed authors who have published additional works under an assumed name. Her first book, Boris Vian, faiseur de hoax: pour une démystification de l’affaire Vernon Sullivan (Brill, 2019) proposes the first theory of literary hoaxes, drawing examples from French, Australian and British literatures, and applies it to the Vernon Sullivan affaire (France, 1946–1950) to test its limitations. She has also extensively published on authorship and crime fiction. She is currently working on two projects: one which seeks to use distant reading methods to examine the practical manifestations of multi-authorship in Boris Vian’s oeuvre, and the other that purports to map the international dimensions of the Carter Brown corpus, particularly in the context of post-war French crime fiction.
University of Sydney