Natural Writer

I love writing. I like to explore the possibility of an active and inspiring literature, which will lead us back to caring.

At a very early age, books started to be important as an access to wisdom and much more experience I could ever live in my entire life. Several trials and a great sensitivity pushed me to ask myself very young about life and to begin a journey of spiritual and artistic exploration.

During a walking tour of Greece all alone for a few months, I understood that everything can be considered as a creation and that words are basically only vehicles for ideas at the service of the artists we all are. I believe that we all can create so much.

I studied literature, art history, piano, oriental luth and oriental dance, bharata natyam Indian dance with the Klein sisters in Paris, learned several languages, experimented with various forms of scripture, investigated the spiritual teaching of the Aborigines, the Indians of the Americas, Rumi’s sufism, the Zen soto proposed by Master Deshimaru, the thinkers of ancient Greece and the Christian mysticism, I contemplated Fra Angelico paintings and watched as I nurtured tomato plants in the French countryside with the same joy as had giving birth my two children. Currently I am continuing to deepen my knowledge of the body and plants by studying natural healing at INH school in Paris.

My books

  • Novels
    - Most of my books are available in French on this page.

  • Collective
    - Osons la fraternité - Manifeste pour un monde ouvert, éd. Yves Michel, 2016.
    Written in reaction to the Paris attacks in 2015, this volume brings together texts by Edgar Morin, Patrick Viveret, Michel Bauwens and many others. Part of the copyright goes to the association 13onze15 in support of the victims.
    - I collaborated with the photographer Angélique Boudet on her work Ciel Intérieur and the series of postcards, Dreaming and Bords de mer published by Images Plurielles, Marseille, 2007..

  • Short stories, travel stories, miscellaneous
    - Short story about Cuba in Brèves de voyage, Bouts du monde, 2017.
    - L’amour de mère en fille in Rêve de femmes, n°44, hiver 2016.
    - Lune Rouge in Kaizen, n°21, été 2015.
    - Cuba - Pile et Face ? in Bouts du Monde, n°7, juin 2011.
    - Inde - tout est danse in Fario, n°9, déc. 2010.
    - The short story L’éléphant blanc was rewarded at Nicolas Bouvier contest’s organized by Pérégrin Génevois, 2005.<
    - The short story La prochaine à droite was published in Brèves magazine, 2004.

  • Poetry
    - Two Greek poems were published as part of a collective book, Limoges, 2008.
    - Au Port de Paros - with original paintings from Anne Slacik. Al Manar, Paris-Marrakech, 2006.

    Workshops and translations

  • Workshop, grant and writer residence
    - Conducted a writing workshop at the palliative care unit of La Maison de Gardanne in 2006 - 2007.
    - Writer in residence at the Paros House of Literature E.KE.MEL during the winter of 2006 (Cyclades).
    - Received a Discovery Scholarship from the Centre National du Livre in 2006 for Fluxus.
  • Translations from Italian to French
    - From Giacomo Leopardi, Allia publishing: Huit petites œuvres morales, Tout est rien, Dialogue entre un honnête homme et le monde and participation to vol. 1 of the Zibaldone.
    - Théâtre de la mémoire from G. Camillo, Allia.
    - Other translations for Flammarion, Fayard, Actes Sud, sub-titling for the stage and adaptation of sustainable manga stories for Akata-Delcourt (2009-2010).
    - Two scientific articles appeared in G. Leopardi in "Revue des Etudes Italiennes" (2000) and "Quaderni di filologia e critica leopardiana" (1997).

    Work in progress

  • Natural Writers
    Art, faith, sharing, nature, society, love, creativity, celebration, action, beauty are themes explored in new texts published each week on the collective blog of Natural Writers. Each theme is led by different artists.
  • Changeurs de monde
    This important and far reaching project endeavours to propose different visions of History and to re-examine the contributions of the people involved. Project site here.