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WHO IS … Jean-François Colosimo ?

After being a publisher, including as CEO of CNRS Editions, Jean-François Colosimo has been, since 2010, Chairman of the National Book Centre. Author of several books, including Le Paradoxe Persan (Fayard, 2009), and documentaries including Adieu Camarades (Arte, 2012), he is also professor of Byzantine philosophy at the Institute Saint-Serge, in Paris.

Jean-François Colosimo is also member of the Advisory Board of the Forum d’Avignon.

Click here to discover the videos of Jean-François Colosimo during the previous editions of the Forum d’Avignon.


Jean-François Colosimo accepted to answer to the international study conducted by the Forum d’Avignon among 100 personalities of the world of culture about the “reasons to hope for culture”:

“A call for surpassing oneself”, by Jean-François Colosimo