Benoît Peeters

The UK’s Professor of Graphic Fiction and Comic Art (Lancaster University in association with LICAF) – what more needs to be said? Benoît will offer his insight, knowledge and passion for comics to audiences throughout the weekend in a style which is engrossing, inspiring and accessible.

Benoît Peeters was born in Paris in 1956. He published his first novel, Omnibus in 1976, followed by his second, La Bibliothèque de Villers, in 1980. Since then, he has published over sixty works on a wide variety of subjects.

An expert on Hergé, he brought out Tintin and the World of Hergé and Hergé‚ Son of Tintin (Johns Hopkins University Press). He has also written essays on Alfred Hitchcock, Paul Valéry, Rodolphe Töpffer, Jirô Taniguchi, Chris Ware.

He recently published the first biography of Jacques Derrida. The book has been translated into English (Polity Press) and six other languages.


Twitter: @benoitpeeters