I am a French writer, born in 1982.
I have been living in Asia for almost 8 years: first as a writer-in-residence in Kyoto, then as a teacher in Tokyo. I moved to Shanghai in 2011, where I taught philosophy and finished my Ph.D. Now based in Singapore, I work as a freelance translator and editor.
I have published over 12 books in French, including works of poetry, fiction, and literary criticism. Les Gestes impossibles (Flammarion, 2013) received an award from the French Academy (Académie française). Another has been translated into English by Andria Spring and Jean-Yves Vesseau under the title A New Celebration, Portrait(s) of Chongqing, and is illustrated by photographer Patrick Wack. I have translated into French Basil Chamberlain’s Kojiki (2011), Derek Walcott’s Morning, Paramin (2016) and wrote a philosophical investigation into T. S. Eliot’ s The Waste Land (forthcoming 2018). I am currently immersed in the ancient Chinese of the Shijing.
I am Chief editor of Catastrophes, a free, online, monthly French poetry magazine that specializes in serial poems, as well as translations from English, Mandarin, Italian and Spanish. The first issue was launched on October 1st, 2017.
You can email me at pierre.vinclair[at]yahoo.fr