Élisabeth Roudinesco is a renowned historian and psychoanalyst. Serving as research director at Université Paris VII-Diderot and former member of the École Freudienne de Paris, she is a biographer of Jacques Lacan and Sigmund Freud. She has worked on the situation of psychoanalysis worldwide, and has published works on the history of the French Revolution, philosophy, and Judaism. She was awarded the Prix Décembre 2014 and the Prix des Prix 2014 for Freud, In His Time and Ours (Harvard University Press, 2016).
Olivier Barrot is a journalist, author, and television personality who plays a prominent role in French cultural life. He hosts the daily literary program “Un livre un jour” on France 3 and TV 5 televisions since 1991. He also directs a series of public discussions with actors of the Comédie Française on their profession and runs the monthly show “Grandes Scènes” at Théâtre de Poche, Paris. His most recent books include L'Ami posthume, Le Fils Perdu, La Revue Blanche and Mitteleuropa. He is in his tenth year of hosting French Literature in the Making at NYU, which inspired his Paris series with playwrights, “Mots en scène.”
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