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. 


Clément Bénech

(Updated on 05/31/2016)

Clément Bénech was born in 1991 in Paris. He published two novels in French, L’Eté Slovène (Flammarion) and Lève-toi et charme (Flammarion), he writes about photography and painting for the daily newspaper Libération and also translates children books, such as Le Voyage en poisson by Tom Seidmann-Freud. He is now interning at Enchanted Lion Books, a Brooklyn-based children’s books publisher. He likes his cat, psychoanalysis and NBA basketball.


Ed Brubaker

(Updated on 09/15/2014)
Ed Brubaker is an American comic book writer and cartoonist, best known for writing superhero comics such as Batman, Daredevil, Captain America, Catwoman, Uncanny X-Men, and The Authority. READ MORE


(Updated on 09/29/2014)
Blutch is a French comic books author who has published more than twenty books since his debut in 1988 and is considered as one of the most influential creators of his generation. READ MORE

Muriel Barbéry

(Updated on 11/16/2012)
Muriel Barbery was born in Casablanca, Morocco, in 1969. She was raised in France. She is a French novelist and professor of philosophy. She entered the École Normale Supérieure de Fontenay-Saint-Cloud in 1990 and obtained her agrégation in philosophy in 1993. READ MORE

David B.

(Updated on 11/02/2012)
David B. was one of the initiators of the French alternative editorial house L'Association, and is now well-known among the French comics audience. After his Applied Arts studies, David B. had his first publications in magazines such as Chic, Circus, Okapi and A Suivre. READ MORE

Bruce Bégout

(Updated on 11/16/2012)
Philosopher Bruce Bégout is the author of several works of fiction. A professor at the University of Bordeaux, he has written several essays on urbanism and on the ordinary. His work falls within the tradition of phenomenology. READ MORE

Bernard Stiegler

(Updated on 04/08/2013)
Bernard Stiegler, philosopher, is Director of the Georges Pompidou Institute of Research and Innovation. This institute was created to anticipate changes in cultural resources and consumption brought about by new technologies. READ MORE

Jean-Christophe Bailly

(Updated on 11/02/2012)
Jean-Christophe Bailly, Ph.D., is a French writer, poet and playwright. He was born in Paris on May 3, 1949. Bailly is also an art historian specializing in visual arts, especially paintings, as well as a director of collections and a teacher. READ MORE

Stéphane Beaud

(Updated on 11/16/2012)
Born in 1958, Stéphane Beaud, received his PhD from l'École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). Beaud conducts research for the CNRS / the University of Paris VIII for the Urban Cultures and Society (Cultures et sociétés Urbaines) department, and teaches sociology at the ENS in Paris. READ MORE
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