Global stories, local voices

La fabrique

They are writers, film-makers, musicians… and writing is at the core of their work!

Authors from all over the world take us into the backstage of their creative process, providing an insight on the making of their work, and on how the major political and cultural issues of our time have an influence on the stories they want to tell.

Welcome to la Fabrique (the Factory), a podcast produced by Frictions!

A program hosted by Walid Rachedi, writer and publishing director of Frictions.
Production: Ryad Maouche and Malylis Saleh.

Available on all your favorite streaming platforms: Spotify, Apple Podcast and Deezer

Episode 3: Minh Tran Huy, writer

Pochette podcast Minh Tran Huy

In our third episode, we had a chat with Minh Tran Huy , author of novels La Princesse et le Pêcheur, La Double Vie d'Ana Song and Voyageur malgré lui.

In this episode, she talks about her latest novel Les Inconsolés published by Actes Sud: all at the same time a love story, a thriller and a social novel.

We spoke about fairytales (both Western and Vietnamese) and how they've influenced her work; the borders that set the limits between genres, classes and cultures; and the importance of her dual identity in her creative process.

Episode 2 : Hamid Hlioua, screenwriter

Podcast Hamid Hlioua

This week in The Factory, we had the pleasure of welcoming Hamid Hlioua, a screenwriter currently working for Netflix. You might not know his name but you've probably already heard about one of his shows. In 2016, he worked with Arte on Cannabis, in 2020 he wrote an episode of The Eddy – a Netflix series partly directed by Damien Chazelle and Houda Benyamina – and Braqueurs, a series based on the film which he wrote for Netflix, is coming out soon on the platform.

[FRENCH ONLY] Episode 1 : Jennifer Murzeau, novelist and journalist

For our first episode, we are honored to welcome Jennifer Murzeau. She published her fifth book in March Le cœur et le chaos (“The Heart and the chaos”) published by Julliard, a mosaic novel set in an atmosphere of social collapse. “Appalled but not resigned,” Jennifer Murzeau is a committed woman. In la Fabrique, she explores her relationship to writing, from journalism to novels and narratives. 

Behind the microphone, you will find Walid Rachedi, co-fonder of Frictions, novelist and scriptwriter, and novelist Clarisse Gorokhoff, who hosts writing workshops and helps authors through the writing of their work.

The summary of the interview is here