French author, film director and screenwriter, Emmanuel Carrère studied at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris, but soon became interested the world of film, writing reviews for magazines such as Télérama and later publishing essays and books on directors such as Werner Herzog. He is the author of seven novels, including La Classe de niege, Hors d’atteinte (1988), Class Trip / The Mustache and The Adversary. In terms of non-fiction, biography and essay, as well as his book on Werner Herzog, Werner Herzog (1982), he has written on Philip K. Dick, I Am Alive and You Are Dead: A Journey Into the Mind of Philip K. Dick and also Limonov (2012); The Kingdom; 97,196 Words: Essays and his most recent work, Yoga (2020). In addition, he has written television and film screenplays, adapting a number of his own works, including The Mustache (2005) and The Adversary (2002) for the big screen. He has also published journalism, for Le Nouvel Observateure, and translations, including biblical translation. Carrère has won several literary awards, including the Renaudot, the Femina, the Duménil and the Le Monde. His most recent book is Yoga (2020).
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