(Vanves, France, 1963) is a writer and journalist. A regular contributor to the cultural pages of Libération and columnist for Charlie Hebdo, he was in the editorial office of the satirical weekly during the attack of 7 January 2015, a terrorist attack he survived. He is the author of the books ‘Les Îles’ (2011), ‘L’Élan’ (2013) and, above all, ‘El colgajo’ (Anagrama, 2018), with hundreds of thousands of copies sold in France and a successful translation into many languages, including Spanish. In 2018, this book was awarded the Femina and Roger Caillois awards as well as the Renaudot Special Prize. His most recent book is ‘Chroniques de l’homme d’avant’, a selection of articles published over twenty years in Libération and Charlie Hebdo by the “man of yesteryear” that Philippe Lançon used to be.