Annie Cohen-Solal was born in Algeria & earned a Ph.D. in French literature from the Sorbonne. She has taught French language, literature, & culture in Berlin, Jerusalem, Paris, & New York & writes frequently about French intellectuals & politics. She was Cultural Counselor at the French Consulate in New York from 1989 to 1993. Her acclaimed Sartre, an international best-seller, was translated into 16 languages. She lives in Paris & New York.