I was born in France, but half my family came from Central Europe. I write mostly in English, and occasionally in French. After a few spells in Dublin, New York, Paris, London and Hong Kong, I’ve been living in Singapore since 2018.
Current centers of interest (10/2018): psychology, theatre, astrophysics (will we see a black hole this year?), and ecology. I’m also passionate about music (classical, jazz, pop, electro), although I’m yet to find someone who’s heard of what I listen to.
Main influences: Groucho Marx, who made me love comedy and nonsense; F’murr for the same reason; Terry Pratchett, whose puns are the reason I learned English; Antoine Galland for the beauty of his 18th-century translation of the One Thousand and One Nights; Thomas Pynchon for his ability to subvert genres and integrate both pop culture and hard scientific concepts in his stories; James Ellroy for his mastery of the Noir genre; and many others.
I’m less interested in genres than in technique and what art triggers and reveals.
- The Rider, in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sep.-Oct. 2014, reprinted in The Year’s Best SF, Volume 32, edited by Gardner Dozois.
- Atomic Dreams, in New Scientist #2792/2793, December 25, 2010.
Winner of New Scientist‘s 2010 Flash Fiction competition, presided that year by Neil Gaiman.
Theatre, in English:
- Turing, winner of the 2018 Aristophanes award for a science-fiction play. Published in Géante Rouge in late 2018.
- Ralphie (Liars’ League HK, December 2017).
- On a Cliff Edge (Liars’ League HK, September 2017).
- Crumbs (Liars’ League HK, February 2017).
- Speed Dating (Liars’ League Hong Kong, September 2016).
- Guanyin du Sutra Électrique, in Quantpunk, 2016.
- Pandatown, an animal pastiche of Roman Polanski’s Chinatown, written for the 2014 French Short Story Day (24 Heures de la Nouvelle).
- La Forêt des Rois, a Weird Fantasy story written for the 2013 French Short Story Day (24 Heures de la Nouvelle).
- Tout ce que vous cherchez (“Everything you’re searching for”), on Bifrost’s blog, February 1, 2013.