Julien Girault, 31, is a Beijing-based business reporter for the international newswire AFP. He grew up in Brittany and graduated from Sciences Po Paris. He worked in Paris and London before settling in Beijing three years ago. An avid reader and traveller, he’s especially interested in intercultural connections, Chinese classical and modern literature, and Shanghai history, while trying to keep an eye on the prolific and thriving literature of the French-speaking world.
March 17: Francophone Literature and Society