CAMILLE DE TOLEDO

Camille de Toledo is a writer with a doctorate in Comparative Literature. He teaches at the Atelier des écritures contemporaines of the ENSAV (La Cambre), in Brussels. He is the author, among others, of Le Hêtre et le Bouleau, essai sur la tristesse européenne (2009), Vies potentielles (2010), L'Inquiétude d'être au monde (2012), Le livre de la faim et de la soif (2017). In 2008, de Toledo founded the European Society of Authors to promote "translation as a language". Committed to a legal recognition of the elements of nature, he orchestrated the process instituting Auditions pour un parlement de Loire (2019-2020), with the Pôle Art et Urbanisme, from which came out The River that Wanted to Write, an account of what he calls "the legal uprising of the Earth." At the same time, he conducted a cycle around the investigation with the Urban School of Lyon under the title: Enquêter, enquêter, mais pour élucider quel crime ? His latest novel, Thésée, sa vie nouvelle (Theseus, his new life), published by Verdier in 2020, received the Académie Française's creation prize and the Franz Hessel prize. In Les potentiels du temps (2018) co-authored with Aliocha Imhoff and Kantuta Quiros, he defines his artistic practice, which intertwines narrative and art, under the term "potential institutions." His research focuses on what he calls the "wound" between human encodings (fiction, languages, narratives) and the natural world.