Frédéric-Yves Jeannet is a writer and professor, born in Grenoble, France in 1959. He earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in comparative literature at the University of Grenoble. Jeannet lived and lectured in New York from 1996 to 2004 at Montclair State University and later Cooper Union. He later lived in Wellington, New Zealand, from 2005 to 2008 as a professor of literature at the Victoria University of Wellington. He has published books in both Spanish and French, including Pensar la muerte and La luz del mundo in 1996, Cyclone (1997), Charité (Flammarion, 2000) and Recouvrance (Flammarion, 2007). He lives in Cuernavaca, Mexico.