Emmanuel Moses was born in 1959 in Casablanca (Morocco). After a childhood in Cachan (Val-de-Marne), and then in Paris, he moved to Jérusalem in 1969 with his family. In 1986 he left Israel and settled in Paris where he lived from different jobs (part-time journalist, organiszer of cultural events, publisher). He shares presently his time between writing and translating.
Michel Deguy was born in 1930 in Paris and is one of the most renowned French poets and essayists. He is the honorary professor for literature at Paris VIII University; he regularly collaborates with literary magazines Critique and Les Temps Modernes. Between the years 1990 and 1992, he was president of Collège international de philosophie, and between the years 1992 and 1998, president of La Maison des Ecrivains (The Writers’ House). In 1998 he was awarded Grand Prix de la Poésie, and in 2004, Le Grand prix de la Poésie de L’Académie Française. He has published over 50 poetry collections.