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Christophe Ono-dit-Biot

Christophe Ono-dit-Biot

Christophe Ono-dit-Biot was born 1975 in Le Havre.

A graduate with a masters in comparative literature, he is deputy managing editor at Le Point where he was a senior reporter.

He is the author of six novels including two award-winners, Birmane (Plon 2007, Prix interallié) and Plonger (Gallimard 2013, Grand Prix in the novel category from the Académie Française and Prix Renaudot) which was adapted for cinema in 2017. He has also published a book of interviews with comic-book author and filmmaker Enki Bilal (Ciels d’orage, Flammarion 2011); a book on Picasso and freedom of expression, and collaboration with artist Adel Abdessemed (Nuit espagnole, Stock/Ma nuit au musée, 2019); and an essay La Minute antique (Éditions de l’Observatoire 2019) where headline news stories of today, from the #Metoo movement to pop culture, are revisited in the light of history and Greek and Roman mythology.

His books have been translated into a dozen languages.

As the man behind the first personal blog on the net, entitled Journal de l’énervé, in 1995, and author of the Cannes Confidentiel documentary, he has contributed to several TV shows from La Matinale on Canal + to BFM politique, and presents the cultural programme Au Fil des mots (TF1/LCI). Since 2014 he has produced and presented a literature show Le Temps des écrivains since 2014 on the France Culture radio channel.

As someone who is passionate about scuba diving, he is acutely aware of the need to protect the oceans, particularly sharks which are at the heart of his novel, Plonger.

Languages spoken: French and English


Photo credit: Khanh Renaud

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