Carole Martinez (10 November 1966 in Créhange) is a French contemporary novelist. She was at a time tempted by theater and created her troupe at age 20. She is a teacher of French.
Her first novel, The Threads of the Heart, released in February 2007, received numerous prizes. Her second novel, The Castle of Whispers, is shortlisted for the prix Goncourt. She was awarded the prix Goncourt des lycéens.
In a way, The Wild Roses is a sequel to The Threads of the Heart.