Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze, born in Clermont-Ferrand in 1973, is Franco-British. She teaches French at the University of Durham in the north of England. She is the author of several essays, critical editions and articles on French literature of the nineteenth century.


" La logique de l'amanite "



"Nikonor, a snobbish and shrewd scholar, was entrenched in his castle in Correze. He is passionate about mycology (especially cepes and amanites) and literature.

Throughout the pages, we will discover the strange confidences that he gives us about his family.

Why does he hate his twin sister Anastasie? And what happened to his relatives? "

• Publisher's presentation

"The logic of amanita succeeds in distilling the clues of the narrator's madness, of which the full measure is taken only on the last page. The affected style of the aristocracy contributes to this glittering portrait of a killer who builds little by little a logic parallel to that of the world. "

• Violaine Morin, Les Mondes des Livres, September 18, 2015