Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba

Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba breathe new life into the world of contemporary art: based in Berlin, they design exhibitions and founded the magazine Contemporary And, a demanding print and digital publication whose aim is to “connect cultures”.

Updated on 04/05/2022

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NGoné Fall

N'Goné Fall, the General Commissioner of the Africa2020 Season, wished to place this ambitious project under the banner of pan-Africanism and collective intelligence.

Updated on 04/05/2022

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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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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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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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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.

Updated on 27/04/2022

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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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Arnaud Rykner

Writer, playwright and professor of literature, Arnaud Rykner is fascinated by closed worlds. His texts forge a singular language in which the music of words and the harmony of voices sound the blows of the human soul.

Published on 25/12/2019

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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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Marie-Aude Murail

A young-adult writer, Marie-Aude Murail says that she has a teenage heart. A state of mind that she has sought to maintain throughout her life.

 

Updated on 17/07/2019

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