Max Gallo

A remarkable figure in French public life, Max Gallo is the author of 80 books -- biographies, novels, historical novels, memoirs -- which have sold in their hundreds of thousands. Formerly Professor of History at Nice University, his political career, which began in Nice, was galvanized when Francois Mitterrand persuaded him to be spokesperson for his government. He has been or continues to be an MEP, newspaper editor, eminence grise in the last French elections and he lives in Paris.