Jacques Roubaud, born in 1932, has been a professor of mathematics at the University of Paris X Nanterre. He is one of the most accomplished members of the Oulipo, the workshop for experimental literature founded by Raymond Queneau and Francois Le Lionnais. He is the author of numerous books of prose, theatre and poetry.
Herve Le Tellier has been a member of the Oulipo since 1992. His books include a collection of unusual poetry, Les Opossums celebres (The Famous Opossums), novels: Je m'attache tres facilement (I Easily Become Attached to People), which was awarded the Prix du Roman d'amour, Assez parle d'amour (Enough Said About Love) and the stories The Sextine Chapel.