Frédéric Ciriez (b. 1971) is a French writer, the author of two novels (Des néons sous la mer, 2008; Mélo, 2013), short stories, a scenario for a full-length feature film (La Loi de la jungle, Antonin Peretjatko), an essay on writer Raymond Roussel, and multiple reviews on French literary news. His novel Mélo was adapted into a play by scene producer David Bobée in 2015. Ciriez is an aficionado of the Sape movement — SAPE a French acronym for the “Society of Ambiance-makers and Elegant Persons” — which was born in the war-torn streets of Brazzaville and Kinshasa and emphasizes fashion, elegance, and the values of peace and nonviolence.
March 17: Francophone Literature and Society
Frédéric Ciriez’s trip is brought to you with the kind support of the Embassy of France in China and the French Institute – Ministry of Foreign Affairs.