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. 


Dan Panosian

(Updated on 10/27/2014)

Born in Cleveland to artistic parents, Dan Panosian began his career in comics when he was only 14 as he sent an illustration to Marvel Comics who encouraged him to continue his work.

Soon after, he started working for the ad agency Continuity Graphics and for Marvel Comics in parallel. Upon entering the Marvel offices for the first time he was greeted by the same submissions editor who had replied the young Panosian years earlier. On his office wall was an illustration from the 14-year-old Dan Panosian.


Dominique Kalifa

(Updated on 11/16/2012)
Dominique Kalifa is a French historian and professor at the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, where he is the head of the Doctoral School of History and director of the Center of 19th Century History. READ MORE

Fatou Diome

(Updated on 11/02/2012)
Fatou Diome was born on Niodior, an island off the coast of Senegal in 1968. In 1990 she met a Frenchman working in Senegal and married him four years later, going back to France with him that same year, where she experienced racism even from her own parents in law. READ MORE

Philippe Djian

(Updated on 11/02/2012)
After graduating from a school of journalism in Paris and doing a series of odd jobs, Philippe Djian began writing a few short stories and novels. 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

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

François Dosse

(Updated on 11/02/2012)
François Dosse is an intellectual historian and professor at the IUFM Créteil, the Institut d’études politiques de Paris, and the Centre d’histoire culturelle des sociétés contemporaines de l’université Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. READ MORE
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