Jenni, Alexis

Biography

A teacher of natural science, Alexis Jenni embarked on his career as a novelist in stellar fashion in 2011, when his debut novel L'Art français de la guerre (Gallimard) won the Goncourt Prize. Since then, he has regularly published both novels and essays. Arboricoles was his first collaboration with Actes Sud and the "Mondes sauvages" collection. It was the first book in which he married his two loves: science and literature.