The writer François Beaune was in residence in Beirut in May and June 2016

François Beaune was born in 1978 in Clermont-Ferrand. He has written two novels, Un Homme Louche (2009) and Un Ange Noir (2011), and a cabaret show, Le Majestic Louche Palace. He also co-wrote, with Hervé Guilloteau, the play La Victoire – shown in 2011 at the Théâtre Universitaire de Nantes, and has written various radio plays for Arte-Radio.

In 2013, he created with Fabienne Pavia a library of True Tales of the Mediterranean, including texts, audio recordings and videos. The project led to one of his latest work, La Lune dans le Puits (2013), a collection of portraits of Mediterraneans depicted through their stories and mirrored by the author’s own.


  • Une vie de Gérard en Occident, Verticales, 2017.
  • La Lune dans le puits, Verticales, 2013.
  • Un ange noir, Verticales, 2011.
  • Un homme louche, Folio, 2009.