Philippe Besson, age 43, is the author of 10 novels. His novel L’Arrière-saison was inspired by a painting by American painter Edward Hopper. Les Jours fragiles focuses on the last days of poet Arthur Rimbaud.
His book Son frère (English title: His Brother) was adapted for cinema by Patrice Chéreau, which won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. He is also a screenplay writer: his work includes Mourir d’aimer(To Die of Love) starring Muriel Robin (2009) and La Mauvaise rencontre (Bad Liaisons) starring Jeanne Moreau (2010).
Since September 2010, he has hosted the television show “Paris Dernière” on Paris Première. On January, his novel Retour parmi les hommeshas been
released by Julliard as a sequel after his first novel, En l’absence des hommes(English title: In the Absence of Men), written 10 years later.