livre et savoirs / Livre & Savoirs


(Updated on April 20, 2015)
Patrice Killoffer, better known simply as Killoffer (born 16 June 1966), is a writer and artist of comics. He was co-founder of the independent comics publisher L’Association in 1990, and has been a part of Oubapo since its creation in 1992. read more

Etienne Davodeau

(Updated on April 20, 2015)
Étienne Davodeau is a multiple award-winning comics author. After having studied graphic arts in Rennes, Davodeau has since created numerous best-selling and critically acclaimed graphic novels, mostly in the reality-based and reportage vein. Titles of his include Les Mauvaises Gens, Le Chien Qui Louches, Geronimo, and Les Ignorants (which was translated into English by NBM in 2013, titled The Initiates). read more


(Updated on April 20, 2015)
Boulet, the pen name for Gilles Roussel, is a comic book creator and cartoonist born February 1, 1975 in Meaux, France. He was among the first French cartoonists to become famous by publishing a comic strip weblog, starting in July 2004. read more

Pénélope Bagieu

(Updated on April 20, 2015)
Pénélope Bagieu is a French cartoonist and illustrator, known the world-over for her blog Ma vie est tout à fait fascinante (My life is quite fascinating), where she shares moments of her everyday life. read more

Annette Becker

(Updated on March 19, 2015)
Annette Becker is a Professor of Contemporary History at Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense. She has written extensively on the Two World Wars and the extreme violence they nurture, with an emphasis on military occupations and the two genocides, against the Armenians and the Holocaust. She has devoted research to humanitarian politics, trauma and memories, particularly among intellectuals and artists. read more

Enrique Klaus

(Updated on September 30, 2014)

A former research fellow and associate researcher of the Centre de documentation et d’études économiques, juridiques et sociales (CEDEJ) in Caire, where he lived from 2003 to 2011, Enrique Klaus gave lessons at Sciences-Po Rabat (Université internationale de Rabat) and is now researcher at the IRMC in Tunis.

His research is concerned with public space and the media in the Arab world.

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Cyrille Martinez

(Updated on September 26, 2014)

Originally from the south of France, Cyrille Martinez is a poet and novelist living in Paris. He has performed at public readings in France and abroad on the stereotypes of modern language, slang, slogans, jargon, and the like.

The Sleepworker is his first novel to be translated into English.

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Interview with Alana Wilcox

(Updated on September 18, 2014)
Alana Wilcox is the editorial manager of Coach House Books, an independent publishing house based in Toronto. Coach House Books publishes fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction to push the boundaries of the book. Besides its own books, Coach House Books prints for several other small Canadian presses and literary magazines. read more

Michel Houellebecq

(Updated on July 07, 2014)

Michel Houellebecq was born on the 26th of February, 1958, on the French island of Reunion. His father, a mountain guide, and his mother, an anesthesiologist, soon lost all interest in his existence. A half-sister was born four years later. At the age of six, Michel was given over to the care of his paternal grandmother, a communist, whose family name he later adopted. In France, he lived not far from Paris: first at Dicy (Yonne), then at Crecy-la-Chapelle. He attended boarding school at nearby Meaux for six years.

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Anthony Poiraudeau

(Updated on July 02, 2014)

Born in 1978, Anthony Poiraudeau graduated from the EHESS and lives in Paris.
He is known as a blogger working on contemporary art, psychogeography and sociology of space, he contributes regularly to the website founded by François Bon,

Anthony Poiraudeau published in 2013 his first book, El Pocero Project, a narrative experience of El Quinon boomtown of the Spanish economic crisis.

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Renaud Dillies

(Updated on May 06, 2014)
Comic illustrator Renaud Dillies was born in Lille, France. He apprenticed in Spirou magazine, working with artists Frédéric Jannin and Clarke’s ‘Mélusine’. He made his solo debut with the comic Betty Blues in 2003, which won him the prestigious “best debut’ comic prize at the Angoulême comics festival. read more

Christophe Blain

(Updated on May 06, 2014)
Christophe Blain is the internationally renowned author and artist of comics such as Isaac the Pirate, Gus, and Dungeon the Early Years (with Joann Sfar and Lewis Trondheim). read more

David Foenkinos

(Updated on April 09, 2014)

David Foenkinos (born 1974) is a French author and screenwriter. He studied literature and music in Paris. His novel La délicatesse is a bestseller in France and a film based on that book was released in December 2011, with Audrey Tautou as main character.

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Father Patrick Desbois

(Updated on March 24, 2014)
Father Patrick Desbois, president of Yahad-In Unum, has devoted his life to confronting anti-Semitism and furthering Catholic-Jewish understanding. Since 2001, he has led a truly historic undertaking of identifying and locating undiscovered mass graves of Jews and Roma killed during the Holocaust in Eastern Europe. read more

Hervé Le Tellier

(Updated on March 01, 2014)
Hervé Le Tellier, born in Paris in 1957, was a mathematician, then a science journalist, before devoting himself entirely to writing. read more

Sophie Dubuisson-Quellier

(Updated on November 10, 2013)

Sophie Dubuisson-Quellier teaches Sociology of Markets and Economic sociology at Sciences Po (Paris, France) and is currently senior fellow at the CNRS. She has been working in economic sociology, analyzing the way firms, social movements and states are framing consumers’ political and market skills. She is currently leading several research projects on consumption and the contentiousness of markets.

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Julie Maroh

(Updated on October 30, 2013)

Born in 1985 in Lens (France), Julie Maroh graduated in Visual Arts from the Institut Saint-Luc and in lithography and engraving from the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts (Belgium). First published in French by Glénat in 2010, Julie Maroh’s graphic novel, Le bleu est une couleur chaude, has won the Audience Prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival.

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Boris Cyrulnik

(Updated on October 14, 2013)

Born in 1937 in Bordeaux, France, Boris Cyrulnik survived the Holocaust as hidden child. After completing his medical studies, he specialized in psychiatry and neuroscience. He wrote many articles and books about resilience, a notion he helped to popularize in France.

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