Frédéric Boyer

Frédéric Boyer

Frédéric Boyer is a French novelist, essayist, poet, playwright and translator.  He studied at Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, before teaching literature at university. Currently he is a head publisher for Humanities at Bayard Press, where he managed the work of a new translation of the Bible (1995 – 2001) bringing scholars of biblical languages together in collaboration with contemporary French writers including Jean Echenoz, Jacques Roubaud, Emmanuel Carrère, and Olivier Cadiot.   Boyer’s own work synthesizes personal writing with  the translation of early texts such as Augustine’s ConfessionsPhaedra, and The Song of Roland.