Amandine Dhée is a writer and a performer who lives in Lille. Her writings are inspired by everyday life, paying attention to the relations between a territory and its inhabitants, as well as emancipation. She collaborated with many other artists as a resident writer. Her previous novel, La Femme Brouillon, won the 2017 Hors Concours Prize for independent publishing. It sold more than 15,000 copies and has been translated into Spanish (Hoja de Lata). À mains nues is her sixth novel.