University of Florida Homepage

Camille Bordas

Assistant Professor
Fiction Writing, Nonfiction Writing, Translation

Camille Bordas is a novelist, short story writer, and translator. She was born in France and grew up between there and Mexico. She’s the author of two first novels in her native French, but wrote and published her third, How to Behave in a Crowd (Crown/Tim Duggan Books) in English. Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker and Tin House, her nonfiction in Chicago Magazine and LitHub, her translations in various French publications.

She teaches in the Creative Writing Program, and is currently at work on her fourth novel.

Recent Work

Word Fest, Calgary (Canada), “Timely International Writers,” panel with Jenny Erpenbeck, Witi Ihimaera, and Nicola Lagioia.

Representative Publications/Exhibits

How to Behave in a Crowd, Tim Duggan Books, 2017.
“Most Die Young,” The New Yorker, January 2 2017 issue.
“The State of Nature,” The New Yorker, April 9 20218 issue.

Professor Bordas’ CV