Abe Schwartz est un auteur et réalisateur et vit à Los Angeles.
Adam Cutforth is a kiwi, lost in France for almost two decades. A lover of words, literature, culture and music, he has worked in law, communication, and learning. Compulsively curious, his favourite word: community.
Journaliste conceptrice de podcast, elle a trouvé une bonne raison d’être bavarde. Mais ce qu’elle aime le plus, c’est ressentir, écouter et transmettre. Sa passion ? Les relations entre les êtres vivants (avec une petite préférence pour les chats aux humains). Vous l’avez tous eu en classe - celle qui dit tout haut ce que tout le monde pense tout bas - tadaa !
Born in Le Mans, Alexandre, 24, is a graduate from the CELSA Journalism school and had worked for Le Monde, Le Figaro, or Le Dauphine Libéré in Grenoble.
Alexia Sena lives in Paris, she is French by desire and Cameroonian by heritage. She created in 2020 Joyeux Bazar, a podcast that questions and explores the multicultural experience. Alexia enjoys writing, coloring, and red wine.
Born in the south of France, Aïta Nebbour lives in Paris. As a traveller, she finds her inspiration in her encounters and in public life. "Issam, gravedigger against is will" is her first published text.
Journalist and author of three books, I share my time between the cosmetics company I created and my editorial activities. The themes related to identity and exile paths cross all my projects.
Born in Paris, Blanche Vathonne is 25 years old and is a journalist. She is a graduate of the CELSA School of Journalism (Paris-Sorbonne). She has worked for Business Insider France, Loopsider and currently works for Hugo Décrypte.
Camille Bichler is a journalist and podcast producer for Paradiso. She works on the development of audio formats for the media outlet Brut broadcast on Spotify. Graduated of the CELSA school of journalism in 2019, she worked for two years in the digital department and editorial office of France Culture. In January 2021, she won a podcast contest organized by the platform Deezer, which allowed her to produce the podcast "La Fabrique de l'intelligence".
Charles Cohen lives in Montreuil, a "world city" near Paris, and his profession, journalism, allows him to feed and share his reflections, especially on identity issues. He is the author of the blog Minoriterres.
Claudio Antonio Quiroga Broggi
Claudia Antonio Quiroga Broggi was born and grew up in Villa Mercedes, in the province of San Luis in Argentina. He has a degree in Engineering and Electronics and has pursued a career in those fields.
Ten of his sonnets are at the Museum of Poetry of Carolina in San Luis and two of his stories were published by the "San Luis Libro Program". He is about to publish a historical novel which will be available in Argentina.
Passionate about the Arab world, I like writing (true) stories about Arab cultures and societies, constantly exploring new forms of expressions to reach different audiences. My work mainly focuses on the human and familiar sides of History, in an attempt to build collusions over differences.
"Musiques du monde Arabe" (Le Mot Et Le Reste), paru le 30 juin 2020.
Constant Léon is author and trans journalist based in Armenia since 2018 (RTS, Ouest-France, Le Monde diplomatique). Also painter and sound designer, he is working on a novel set in a museum of incest, which allows access in the flesh to the violence linked to intersectionality and to forms of resilience, not yet colonised by liberalism.
I am a journalist specialized in sports. I graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Journalisme de Lille and I deal with all kinds of subjects. I like to highlight those who are not given enough space to speak: from disabled athletes to women scientists. Curious by nature, I like to discover new worlds and change my view of the world through meetings and reports.
Diadié Dembélé est né à Kodié, dans l’ouest du Mali. Diplômé du Master de création littéraire de l’université Paris VIII, "Le duel des grands-mères" (Ed. JC Lattès) est son premier roman. En 2022, il a reçu le Prix littéraire de la vocation.
Diego López de Gomara
Diego López de Gomara est né à Buenos Aires. Il est psychiatre et psychanalyste. Il a publié, entre autres, les romans Patria paria (Grupo editor latinoamericano) et La mujer escrita (Grupo editor latinoamericano).
Born in Paris, Domitille Lehman is a journalist, graduated from the CELSA school of journalism (Paris-Sorbonne). After having worked for various media, she joined the editorial staff of Le Figaro in 2020.
Emily is a London-based author. She is currently Chief of Staff at Eigen Technologies, a startup focused on machine learning software.
Originally from Boise, Idaho, Emily has worked in the United States, the United Kingdom and France. She holds degrees in biology and English from Stanford University and a Master's degree in English from Oxford University. Her writings have been published in the journal The American Scholar.
With a father of Algerian and Moroccan Jewish origins and a French mother, Eva is very attached to both her native Limousin and North Africa. She is a journalist, author and director. Her work focuses on Jewish and Arab-Muslim cultures from here and elsewhere, exile and immigration, revolts, identity, love, intra-family violence, women and childhood.
Thirty years old and based in the suburbs of Paris, I've been been navigating in the world of media since 2005. From the basics of the profession learned in the regional daily press in Avignon, I've worked as a correspondent in Barcelona, freelancing from Bangui and digital publishing in various Parisian editorial offices. Freelance since 2015 as a reporter and writer for the mag and digital press, I work on different types of society topics. I also lead writing workshops and practice photography. Fan of football, wine & cheese and cappella texts.
Floriane Gitenay a suivi des études de création littéraire au Havre et un master de journalisme culturel à l’Université de Paris Nanterre. Elle navigue entre la littérature et le journalisme et les mêle à l’occasion. Pour Frictions, elle conçoit et réalise des podcasts.
Hajar is a young Franco-Moroccan writer and consultant active in cultural entrepreneurship and civic technologies. Hajar developed the magazine and cultural agency www.onorient.com after having contributed to it as a writer.
Half a lifetime ago, Helen settled in Turkey. Finding work as a language and literature teacher, she developed her fascination with style, structure and story. Now, as a content editor for a textbook publisher, she targets grammatical structures and vocabulary for language learners. In her own writing, however, she seeks to understand unexpected incidents and the people who live through them.
Daughter of peasants, I held my first camera at the age of 12 to tell the world in pictures. My favourite subjects: agriculture, ecology, resource management, territorial inequalities... As a versatile journalist, I am a photojournalist, editor, presenter and editor if necessary, after several experiences in the news in France and in foreign offices. Co-director of "Maman, j'ai raté l'actu !", a podcast for 8-12 year olds, I lead media education workshops.
Autrice, metteure en scène et comédienne, Jamila Bensaci est passionnée par les écritures contemporaines. Depuis 2019, au sein de sa compagnie Le Cercle des espérances, elle aborde des questions politiques et sociales à travers ses créations dramatiques.
Javier Toscano is a filmmaker, visual artist and writer. His work has involved a continuous quest to generate and collaborate with minorities, groups with disabilities and other communities towards the production of alternative narratives of self-affirmation and vital exploration. He was a founding member of Laboratorio 060 with which he won the first prize of the Best Art Practices Award (Bolzano, Italy, 2008)
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Jean-Baptiste Phou was born in France of Sino-Cambodian parents. He is an author, director, actor and chief in cultural project. His first play "Cambodge, me voici!" is published by Asiathèque in 2017
Joy Majdalani was born in Beirut in 1992 and lives in Paris since 2010. She published her first novel in 2022, "Le gout des garçons".
Born and raised in working class Paris in the 1970's, Karim Madani has been immersed in the love of cinema, comics, jazz, soul music, funk and film soundtracks since he was a child. Freelance journalist for prestigious magazines specialized in urban cultures. (Vice, les Inrocks), he is also ghostwriter for artists, editor of bios for journalists and collaborates with labels like Universal Sony or Capitol.
Katharine Smyth is a writer based in Brooklyn, NY. Her essays and articles have appeared The Paris Review, Elle, The New York Times, Literary Hub, The Point, DuJour, Poets & Writers and Dominoamong other publications. Her first book, All the Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf, was published by Crown in 2019 and named a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice.
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From Montpellier, Laëtitia Lienhard is a graduate of Audencia Nantes business school and holds a master's degree in journalism from CELSA (Paris-Sorbonne). Specialized in economic journalism, she joined the editorial staff of Le Figaro after several experiences for Les Echos and FrenchWeb.
My name is Laura, I'm 28 years old and I'm a freelance journalist in the audio industry. I think life sounds better through headphones, don't you? With an English mother and a Bulgarian father, I have always been interested in issues of community and identity. Since I graduated from the Ecole supérieure de journalisme in Lille, I have collaborated with several radio stations (RMC, Europe 1, Radio Classique...) and I work for the podcast Transfert (produced by Slate). But at the end of 2021, I I went to Dublin to be the Irish correspondent for several French-speaking media (RFI, Radio France, RTBF, RTS and more).
Arriving in Lebanon in 2011 almost by accident, my mind has never left since. I like to dissect the complexity of this country and then tell it through human stories. I am a freelance journalist and I write on subjects other than Lebanon, such as public policy and disability.
Lauren Colella est une journaliste et productrice audio américaine fascinée par la psychologie et la sociologie. Son travail explore souvent la manière dont l'esprit humain évolue avec les médias et notre environnement. Dans d'autres vies, elle a travaillé comme gestionnaire de programmes à but non lucratif, assistante de recherche sur la mémoire et mannequin pour le e-commerce. Aujourd'hui, elle vit à Paris et s'occupe de ses nombreuses plantes d'intérieur.
Born in Paris in 1993, Lola developed a passion for stories early on. After her studies in theatre focused on dramaturgy, she discovered the world of podcasts. She launched her first one in 2016, titled "Dans la Loge" ["Backstage"], a series of interviews with female performers. She received training at Radio Campus Paris, Longueurs d'Ondes before going back to university to complete a master's degree in Journalism. In 2020, she self-produced a podcast called "Déplacement(s)" ["Shifting"]: life trajectories turned upside down consequently to the Covid-19 crisis.
Loïc Barrière published five novels, among which Rizières sous la lune (Vents d'Ailleurs, 2016), Le roman d'Abd-el-Kader (Les Points sur les I, 2016) and Le Choeur des enfants khmers (Seuil, 2008). He is also a journalist at Radio Orient where he hosts literary and political programs.
Luíza Fazio is a Brazilian screenwriter. She wrote Sintonia (Netflix), the most-watched Brazilian show in the year of 2019, and Netflix Brazil’s third most-streamed show at the year of its release, surpassing titles like Stranger Things and Sex Education. A former journalist, she perfected her screenwriting education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the Professional Program in Writing for Television. For three years she worked as an in-house writer at LB Entertainment, a two-time International Emmy nominee production company known for developing projects for HBO, Turner, Endemol, among other networks. Recently, the US Embassy in Brazil has nominated Luíza for the prestigious artistic residency International Writing Program (IWP), which since 1967 reunites yearly 35 writers from all over the world.
Marc Cheb Sun
Marc Cheb Sun is self-taught. Founder of the media Dailleursetdici.news, creator of theatrical performances, he lives in Paris where he leads writing workshops with young people. His first novel Et je veux le monde ("And I Want the World") was published by JC Lattès in March 2020.
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As a multimedia journalist, I am eager to meet people in the field in order to highlight inspiring initiatives in the world of ecology and solidarity. Texts, podcasts or videos: I like to vary the way I treat my subjects in order to raise the reader's awareness, surprise and question him.
Maud Le Rest
Maud Le Rest is an independant journalist and author specialized in gender and feminism. She has worked with Arrêt sur images, Causette, Gaze Magazine and SoFilm.
Maud is the co-founder of Curiouser, a cabinet which has been accompanying organizations through their digital and cultural transitions for 12 years. She graduated from Science Po Paris and holds a postgraduate diploma in Political Theory. Since 2005, she has developed an expertise in the support of companies through their transitions, with a focus on collaborative work and innovative ways of working.
Maureen Siegel vit et écrit à Paris. Elle est arrivée en France en 2005, après une enfance passée dans le Missouri et des études effectuées à Boston. Elle est également chanteuse du groupe NSDX.
I was born in Paris in 1997. At a very young age, I became passionate about a number of pop culture icons and musicals. One day I incidentally came across literature and since, have been obsessed with Jean Genet.
Graduated from the French Press Institute in Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, Moussa DIOP was, for about ten years, correspondent for the Senegalese daily newspaper Le Soleil in Paris. Former member of Le Monde and RFI, he also holds a degree in History and in the Image of Africa in French textbooks.
Freelance journalist, graduated from ESJ Lille, I work for the written press, radio and the web. I've worked for Radio France and Ouest-France. I'm always equipped with my camera, microphone and pen, looking for stories.
Nicole Beckley is a writer and performer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Fiction Southeast, New Limestone Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Tribeza, as well as in many small theaters and on at least one public access channel. She holds a B.A. in Urban Studies from Stanford University.
Pamela Rahn Sánchez
Pamela Rahn Sanchez. She is the author of Brief Poems to Understand Absence (2019, Ediciones Torremozas, Spain) among other collections of poems. In 2022 she was a resident at IWP at the University of Iowa and the City of Asylum in the city of Pittsburgh.
Pierre Arnaud Ntchapda
Journaliste camerounais résidant à Douala, Pierre Arnaud NTCHAPDA a travaillé pour plusieurs médias de son pays depuis 2003. Il a exercé au sein des journaux sportifs Global Football, Sports Panorama et Stades avant de rejoindre le quotidien Le Jour en 2007. Il y est resté jusqu’en 2016 collaborant dans le même temps avec des médias internationaux (le mensuel Amina Magazine, les sites Internet spécialisés vicesports.com, af
Rizlaine Sellika is a journalist, she works with major news agencies such as Tony Comiti, Eléphant & Cie, Spica Productions ... Reporter/director, she makes reports for M6, RMC STORY, RFI, Nova. Passionate about culture, Rizlaine is committed to highlighting diversity, underground culture & world music as a host on Demain TV & MCE and as a columnist on RFI, Sud Radio. She is also co-author of the web documentary Césaire notre contemporain broadcasted on the France Télévision platform.
Born in the Paris suburbs, Ryad Maouche is 27 years old and has a master's degree in Journalism from CELSA (Paris-Sorbonne). In 2020, he co-founded the media company Frictions.
Réjane Éreau is a journalist, author and documentary filmmaker. For the past twenty years, she has been exploring the themes of travel, peoples, cultures, identity, self-knowledge, traditional knowledge and spirituality, in France and abroad. She has devoted three books to the adventure of motherhood.
Sergio Montanino is Italian, with the head in Rome and the heart in Spain. Theatre and travels are his biggest passions. He believes that creating stories help the people to free themselves from the grey cage of reality and realism.
Sofia González Bonorino
Sofia González Bonorino is an Argentinian writer. Her last novel: Mi cliente (Editores Argentinos, 2015).
Tati Bernardi lives in Sao Paulo. She is a writer, screenwriter and columnist, notably known for her work in the newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo. Her latest book published: Você nunca mais vai ficar sozinha (Companhia das Letras, 2020).
TJ Benson is a writer and visual artist from Nigeria whose collection of short stories ‘We Won’t Fade into Darkness’ was published in 2018. 'The Madhouse' is his first novel and his 3rd book ‘People Live Here’ is coming in August. He lives in an apartment full of plants and is in danger of becoming a cat person.
Born in the United Kingdom and a long time resident of Turkey, Vanessa divides her time between her two "homes". As an international teacher and educator, Vanessa's life has been enriched by encounters with children and adults from very different backgrounds. For the past three years, she has focused her career on freelance online health-related writing. She loves the freedom of being able to work from anywhere.
Vivian Lofiego is a Franco-Argentinian writer and translator. She lives in Buenos Aires. Latest publications: Le Sang des papillons. Ed. JCLattès (novel). La Vie secrète. Os de seiche (poetry). Denis Salas' Albert Camus : la juste révolte. Ed. Jusbaires (translation).
Born in the town of Kylian Mbappé with the initials of Kanye West, fate made me a soccer and hip-hop fan since I was a child. But I still dribble my comfort zone to be interested in all subjects involving deep human stories. In short, a simple journalist from the French Banlieue, chameleon on the edges, just as comfortable in a stadium, a concert pit or at the table of a restaurant. With emotion as his only fuel.
Ysiaka Anam is an author, and lives in the South-West of France. A French woman of African descent, questions of storytelling constitute a guiding theme of her career, where literature intertwines with different practices (anthropology of space, ethno-psychoanalysis, sound experiments, etc.). Her first novel, Et ma langue se mit à danser (“And my tongue started to dance”), tackles questions of migration and family heritage from an intimate and collective angle.