Born in 1960, Christophe Carlier is a doctor in arts and in classical literature and has authored, among many books, Lettres à l’Académie Française (Les Arènes 2010), a compilation of application letters sent to the French Academy of Letters by authors such as Balzac, Dumas or Baudelaire. He has also contributed to many dictionaries of the Académie and wrote the essay Happé par Sempé, about the famous French illustrator. His debut novel L’assassin à la pomme verte, was awarded the prestigious Prix du Premier Roman in 2012, the prix du metro Goncourt, the Prix des Espaces Culturels Édouard Leclerc-TV 7 jours and the Prix des lecteurs de Notre Temps. His second novel, L’Euphorie des places de marché (2014), is a parodic comedy about the workplace in the era of an economic crisis. His third novel, Singuliers (2015), made of monologues, features characters who meet near a theater. These three novels have been published in France by Pocket.