Fanny Chiarello

Shifting, radical and free, Fanny Chiarello appears to reinvent herself in each of her books. In A Happy Woman, she describes her encounter with American artist Meredith Monk, avoiding the clichés of the biographical genre.

Updated on 10/05/2019

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Franck Médioni

For the centenary of Charlie Parker’s birth, a biography of the musician by Franck Médioni, one of the leading French jazz specialists, will be published by Fayard in February. After writing about Miles Davis and John Coltrane, the journalist travelled to New York to trace the life of Charlie Parker...

Updated on 10/02/2020

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Laurent Moreau

Bright colours, lush nature and wild animals inhabit the great panoramas of Laurent Moreau, a lover of gouache and childhood wanderings, the author and illustrator of Jouer dehors (Play Outside, 2018), an album acclaimed at the 2018 Montreuil Children’s Book Fair. At the end of October he will share...

Updated on 19/11/2019

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Éric Pessan

Author of novels, theatre and radio fiction, Éric Pessan continues to push the boundaries between genres. Since his first novel, L'Effacement du monde (The erasure of the world), published in 2001, he has focused on growing projects and collaborations, and since 2012 has been focusing on youth...

Updated on 20/06/2019

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Emmanuel Ruben

On the occasion of the release of his work On the Danube Path (“Sur la route du Danube”), the writer and geographer Emmanuel Ruben describes his journey through Europe, the multifaceted nature of his text and where he stands as an author ahead of the European elections.

Updated on 17/05/2019

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Patrick Deville

Patrick Deville is mainly known for being a writer. He notably wrote the novel Peste et Choléra (Plague and Cholera), 2012. He has also directed the Maison des écrivains étrangers et des traducteurs (the Foreign Writers and Translators House) in Saint-Nazaire (MEET) for 25 years. Join Patrick...

Published on 24/07/2020

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Pierre Ducrozet

Berlin, Bangkok, Barcelona… At the age of 37, writer Pierre Ducrozet is constantly exploring the world and examining its bodies, technologies and networks. In May, he took part in the Assises internationales du roman, organised in Lyon by Villa Gillet, on the theme of « Uncertain Times ». 

Updated on 17/06/2020

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Manon Garcia

Publication of a previously unseen novel (Les Inséparables, L'Herne), translation of a biographical burden (Becoming Beauvoir, by Kate Kirkpatrick): a wealth of editorial current topics surrounds Simone de Beauvoir. An interest that comes as much from the figure of the author – often misunderstood –...

Updated on 01/02/2021

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Christophe Fourvel

After completing a Stendhal mission in Sweden in 2020 in the footsteps of Stig Dagerman, Christophe Fourvel talks about his influences, his time in the middle of a pandemic and his journey as a writer fascinated by the arts.

Updated on 15/01/2021

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Sara Abou Ghazal

Sara Abou Ghazal is a Palestinian writer who lives in Beirut. She was in Paris, through the residencies programme of the Institut français at the Cité internationale des arts, working on her first collection of short stories.

Updated on 18/01/2021

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Jennifer Richard

For the release of her new novel, Le diable parle toutes les langues, Jennifer Richard looks back on her sources of inspiration, the evolution of her career and her Stendhal mission in Germany.

Updated on 16/04/2021

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Jean-Claude Mourlevat

Books that console and writing that praises modesty: this is the credo of Jean-Claude Mourlevat, whose L’Enfant Océan (The Pull of the Ocean, 1999) marked his lightning-fast arrival in bookshops – with over a million copies sold – and in schools, where his works figure amongst the classics that...

Updated on 28/01/2020

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Marie-Ève Lacasse

When your surname and first name are not enough to make you feel special, you can express your uniqueness in writing. Autobiographie de l’étranger (Autobiography of a Foreigner) looks back on the Franco-Québécois journey of its author, Marie-Ève Lacasse, who made books her home.

Updated on 16/03/2020

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David Foenkinos

A novelist and film-maker, for over 15 years David Foenkinos has been building a body of work which blends absurdity and melancholy. He talks about his writing and the challenges of literary adaptation for the cinema.

Updated on 20/02/2019

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Lola Gruber

In Central Europe for the writing of her third novel, Bord de Danube, the author Lola Gruber recounts an experience disrupted by the health crisis and the progress of her work in relation to her research.

Updated on 10/05/2021

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