Catherine Meurisse

She was the only woman on the team of full-time artists at Charlie Hebdo. Catherine Meurisse narrowly escaped the 7th January 2015 terrorist attack on the satirical newspaper’s headquarters. She continues to draw despite her fallen comrades.

 

Updated on 19/10/2021

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Shennawy

An iconic figure in the world of contemporary Arabic comic books, the Egyptian Mohammed Shennawy is a trailblazer, willing to denounce the shortcomings of a country and a society in the midst of a major transition.

Published on 15/04/2019

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Timothée de Fombelle

Timothée de Fombelle, with his children’s novels published around the whole world, finds a way to cultivate his freedom to write and satisfy his thirst for adventures.

Published on 22/05/2019

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Stephanie Blake

Stephanie Blake is an author and children’s book illustrator. Her character Simon the Rabbit, who first appeared in 2002, is now known worldwide.

Published on 12/06/2019

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Tom Haugomat

In a decade of static and animated illustrations, Tom Haugomat has imposed his style on a wide international audience. The beauty and originality of their minimalist character are universally admired.

Published on 14/10/2019

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Jérémie Royer

Author and cartoonist, Jérémie Royer guides his reader through the ages with his gentle and precise style, in which benevolent nature plays a starring role.

Published on 21/10/2019

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Antoine Dole

The author of both a novel and a comic book for young people, Antoine Dole has created dark works in which he explores themes such as alienation and solitude. Award-winning violence writing

Published on 23/09/2019

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Guillaume Nicloux

A cinematographer and writer, Guillaume Nicloux stands out in the French cinematic landscape thanks to his films haunted by death and hope, which present a specific vision of reality.

Published on 18/12/2019

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Gaëlle Bohé

Gaëlle Bohé, literary programmer and founding president of the Hors Concours literary prize, has become familiar with the many book-world professions over the past twenty years.

Updated on 26/08/2019

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Omar Benlaala

Between 2014 and 2018, Omar Benlaala published three books featuring the stories of Franco-Algerian Parisians from the last half century. They reveal an understanding of contemporary society and questions of identity which have earned this writer growing recognition.

Updated on 24/07/2019

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Yasmine Khlat

Her novels are a look back at history: her own and that of the world. In 2020, Yasmine Khlat published the novel Cet amour, in which she talks about the wounds left by exile, traumatic memories and the passage of time. In March 2020, she published Cet amour, published by Elyzad.

Published on 23/04/2020

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Timothée Demeillers

A traveller passionate about Europe, Timothée Demeillers has established himself as a trailblazing voice in contemporary literature by describing lives stifled by the sinuosity of daily life. His third book, Demain la brume, will be published with Asphalte in September.

Updated on 10/05/2021

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Iman Mersal

One of the major figures of contemporary Egyptian poetry, Iman Mersal is the author of an intimate, feminist body of work that by turns explores love, friendship and grief. Her internationally acclaimed texts have been translated into more than a dozen languages.

Updated on 12/04/2021

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Lola Gruber

Film and theatre enthusiast Lola Gruber sees literature as a screen through which readers can project themselves. In order to better understand human relations, her works explore all the subtleties that can exist in everyday words.

Updated on 28/01/2020

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Léa Mazé

Winner of a 2018 Youth Prize from the Association of Comic Book Critics and Journalists for her album Les Croques, Léa Mazé explores a dark and explosive universe, breaking away from the more often euphoric atmosphere of youth comics. From albums in albums, her fine, detailed lines take on macabre...

Published on 19/05/2020

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