Pauline Klein was born in 1976 in Paris. She studied Philosophy and Aesthetics at La Sorbonne University in Paris and Art at St Martin’s School in London.
She then worked at various contemporary art galleries in New York and London.
Back in Paris in 2001, she starts collaborating with Agnès B, then with Sonia Rykiel and Maison Martin Margiela.
Her first novel: Alice Kahn is published by Allia in 2010 and receives Prix Fénélon and Murat, shortly followed by Fermer l’oeil de la nuit in 2012 and in february 2017 Les Souhaits ridicules.
She has collaborated as creative director or writer with a number of fashion and luxury brands, helping them finding the "right words" for a show, an event, a press release or as a 360° branding experience. Among others, she has grown a very close relationship with fashion brand Chloé.
In 2020 her fourth novel La Figurante is published by Flammarion receiving a wide critical acclaim.