Charles Dantzig is the author of three books of poetry, including Que le siècle commence (How the Century Begins), which won the Paul Verlaine Prize in 1996. He has also published two novels, most recently Nos vies hâtives (Our Hasty Lives) for which he received in 2001 the Jean Freustié Prize, and five books of criticism as well as translations of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Oscar Wilde. As an editor at the French publisher Les Belles Lettres, he has edited many books, from Marcel Proust (1996) to an anthology of Greek poetry (2000). He also is the director of the Eux & Nous Collection, a series of literary essays by young French writers on Greek and Latin writers. He is 38 years old.