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. 


Léonora Miano

(Updated on 07/17/2014)
Léonora Miano was born in 1973 in Douala. She spent her childhood and adolescence in Cameroon. In 1991 she came to France where she now lives. She studied Anglo-American literature, first at Valenciennes and later at Nanterre. 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

Mathias Enard

(Updated on 11/16/2012)
Mathias Énard studied Persian and Arabic and spent long periods in the Middle East. A professor of Arabic at the University of Barcelona, he won the Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie and the Prix Edmée de la Rochefoucauld for his first novel, La perfection du tir. READ MORE
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