Jérôme Ferrari was born in Paris in 1968. He studied philosophy and has been working as a teacher ever since. He has been appearing as a published author since the early 2000s. He rose to greater fame with his novel »Où j’ai laissé mon âme« [2010; Eng. »Where I Left
Bruno Duhamel was born in 1975 in Mont-Saint-Aignan in Normandy. He studied fine arts with a focus on comics in Paris and Angoulême, published several volumes in collaboration with the French cartoonist Brrémaud, and became known as a cartoonist for the science fiction comic series »Les brigades du temps« [Eng.
born in 1981 in Newark, New Jersey; writes as a critic for »The New York Times Magazine«, »The New Yorker«, and »Harper’s Magazine«, among others. Drawing on his own experiences, his work »Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race« , follows the story of an American family. He is a
Jean-Christophe Rufin was born in Bourges in 1952. He grew up primarily with his grandparents; his grandfather, a doctor, was imprisoned in the Buchenwald concentration camp for two years beginning in 1940 for hiding members of the Resistance in his house in Bourges. Rufin also chose to become a doctor
Georges-Arthur Goldschmidt was born Jürgen Arthur Goldschmidt in Reinbek near Hamburg in 1928. Because of their Jewish roots, the family, although converts to Protestantism in the 19th century, was persecuted by the Nazis. In 1938, Goldschmidt’s parents sent him and his older brother first to Italy and later to France.
Zeina Abirached was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1981. She studied at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) in Beirut and the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Abirached published her first comics while studying at ALBA. From the very beginning, her childhood in civil-war ravaged Lebanon played
Yves Grevet was born in Paris in 1961 and grew up in Vitry-sur-Seine. As a youth he had already begun writing sketches and plays. After completing a teaching degree in Melun he spent two years in Ankara before working as a teacher in a Parisian suburb. Grevet submitted his manuscripts
Yvon Le Men was born in 1953. He began writing poetry as a young man. Since the publication of his first book, »Vie« in 1974, he has devoted himself professionally to the written and spoken word. Rooted in Brittany and its culture, he is the author of a large number
Yasmina Khadra was born Mohammed Moulessehoul in Kenadsa, in the Algerian Sahara, in 1955. Like his father, an officer in the Algerian army, he was also meant to become a member of the military and was sent to a cadet training school. He wrote his first volume of short stories,
Yasmina Reza was born to a Jewish-Iranian family in Paris in 1959. Reza’s mother was a violinist and music played an important role for the family. After studying drama at the University of Paris–Nanterre and the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, Reza went on to act on stage across
Véronique Tadjo was born in Paris in 1955. She grew up in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, her father’s homeland. She studied Literature at the University of Abidjan and completed her doctorate in Afro-American Literature and Culture at the Sorbonne. In 1983 she attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., on a Fulbright
The playwright, theatre theoretician and painter Valère Novarina was born in Chêne-Bougeries near Geneva, Switzerland, in 1947. The son of the architect Maurice Novarina and the actress Manon Trolliet spent his childhood and youth in Thonon-les-Bains in the region of Haute-Savoie, before he moved to Paris to study Philosophy and