Michel Moatti (France)

Michel Moatti holds a PhD in sociology and is a professor of media sociology at the University of Montpellier, France. Moatti worked in London as a journalist while also trawling Victorian archives for his first novel Back to Whitechapel and becoming an active member of the Whitechapel Society. He later moved back to France and became a Reuters political, crime and economic correspondent. In 2017 he won the Cognac Crime Prize for his fourth novel Tu n’auras pas peur. The Deserters is his fifth novel. His crime writing ranges from psychological to historical to investigative.