At age 27, Cécile Coulon is the author of eight novels and a book of short stories, and the recipient of several literary prizes. She has published five novels with Éditions Viviane Hamy: Méfiez-vous des enfants sages (2010), Le Roi n’a pas sommeil (2012, Prix Mauvais Genres France Culture / Le Nouvel Observateur), Le Rire du grand blessé (2013), Le Cœur du Pélican (2015), and Trois saisons d’orage (2017, Prix des Libraires).
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 TV5 television and directs a series of public discussions with actors of the Comédie Française on the art of their profession. His most recent books are United States; Mitteleuropa; Un livre un jour, un livre toujours; La Revue blanche; Le Fils perdu; Ciné Club; and L'Ami posthume. He has been hosting French Literature in the Making at New York University since 2007.
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