Interviews

Interviews

Edith de Belleville was born and raised in Paris in the Belleville section of the city. She studied law at the Sorbonne University, where she earned a post-graduate degree in labor law; she has...

Paris-based novelist Nicola Keegan has her hands full at the moment. She’s completed a humongous book that will be released in two volumes, is preparing revisions with the help of her NY agent, all...

In 2001 award-winning journalist Beth Arnold and her husband, writer James Morgan, had a bold and beautiful idea. They decided to spend six months traveling around France, following a path laid out by the...

Born in Firminy to a family of restaurateurs, Cédric Grolet knew from a young age he wanted to follow a career in pâtisserie, starting his first apprenticeship at the age of just 13. After...

After working with Alain Ducasse for many years, Chef Jocelyn Herland joined the Parisian palace hotel Le Meurice in 2016 as executive chef at Restaurant Le Meurice Alain Ducasse, where he expertly interprets Ducasse’s...

Author, editor, and journalist Guy Hibbert has written a beautiful book about Paris entitled Paris Postcards. His debut looks at Paris in the form of charming, intricate short stories which immediately transport the reader...

Penelope Fletcher was born and grew up on the west coast of Canada “mostly on an island off an island off an island.” After studying English literature and classics in universities in British Columbia,...

Here’s a dispatch from Oliver Gee, the host of The Earful Tower podcast. This time he talks about what it’s like to have tea at the residence of the Australian ambassador, right in front of...

Oliver Gee is a native of Perth, Australia who has been living in Paris since 2015. He is a regular contributor to Bonjour Paris, and his lively weekly “Earful Tower” podcasts highlight people, places,...

Joe Start is a California expat who has lived in France since 2003. After earning his journalism degree, Joe moved into the advertising and marketing side of communications.  His day job has been selling...

Anne Trager is the founder of Le French Book, a small, independent publishing company dedicated to bringing French-language books to an English-speaking audience. Established in 2012, the company has already published an impressive 30...

Hilary Kaiser was born in New York, and raised in the San Francisco Bay area of California, but she has lived mainly in Paris for many years. As an associate professor at the University...