Friday 24 November, 2:30 pm
Born in Australia in 1963. A writer, painter, video artist, France Culture producer and translator, she has published eight books, including Le Tour du monde en porte-conteneurs, La Baie de la Rencontre, Marie-Galante and Debout with Gallimard. Emmelene Landon is a Marine writer.
Jean Rolin was born in Boulogne-Billancourt in 1949. A writer and journalist, he was awarded the Prix Médicis in 1996 for L’Organisation (Gallimard), and has received numerous literary prizes, including the Prix Louis Guilloux, the Prix de la Langue Française, the Prix Albert Londres, the Prix Roger Nimier, the Prix des Gens de mer, the Prix Joseph Kessel, the Prix Pierre Mac Orlan, the Prix Alexandre Vialatte, the Prix Valéry Larbaud and the Prix Jean Freustié. Since 2000, he has published with Editions P.O.L. His most recent publication is La Traversée de Bondoufle (2022).
A novelist and poet, but above all a specialist in operations and ‘fighting under the sea’, Admiral Finaz served on numerous warships (frigates and nuclear attack submarines, etc.), and commanded the Bâtiment-Ecole Tigre, the aviso Jean Moulin and the anti-submarine frigate Latouche-Tréville. He was also director of the Service de Recrutement de la Marine, the Centre d’Etudes Stratégiques de la Marine and the Commandement de la Marine in Paris, the Musée National de la Marine and the Ecole de Guerre. He founded the Fondation de la mer, co-directs the Centre Géopolitique, Défense & Leadership at ESSEC business school and chairs the consultancy Esprit d’Equipage et d’Entreprise (3E).