The following list of authors and other professionals in the publishing industry focuses primarily on authors who have worked with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy on recent projects. 


Trevor Alixopulos

Cartoonist and illustrator
(Updated on 10/27/2014)
Trevor Alixopulos is a California-based cartoonist and illustrator. His graphic novel The Hot Breath of War published in 2008 explores the question of war from multiple perspectives. READ MORE

Abel Lanzac

(Updated on 10/27/2014)
French author Abel Lanzac was inspired by his diplomatic career to create Quai d’Orsay with Christophe Blain. READ MORE

Atiq Rahimi

(Updated on 11/16/2012)
Born in Afghanistan in 1962, Atiq Rahimi fled to France in 1984 to escape the Soviet coup. He is now known as a writer and filmmaker of exceptional note. He has been heavily involved in Afghan cultural life since the offensive, particularly in the creation of a “Writers’ House” in Kabul. READ MORE

Agnès Desarthe

(Updated on 04/07/2016)
Agnès Desarthe was born in Paris in 1966. She has written many books for children and teenagers, as well as adult fiction. READ MORE

Antoine Volodine

(Updated on 11/02/2012)
A French novelist and translator, Jean Desvignes aka Antoine Volodine studied literature and taught Russian for 15 years before dedicating his work to writing and translating in 1987. READ MORE
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