François Devenne was born in Nantes in 1964. He completed his student thesis on the geography and agriculture of Kilamanjaro, and then worked at l'Institut français de recherché en Afrique in Nairobi, Kenya.
Words Without Borders opens doors to international exchange through translation, publication, and promotion of the best international literature. Every month we publish select prose and poetry on our site. In addition we develop print anthologies, work with educators to bring literature in translation into classrooms, host events with foreign authors, and maintain an extensive archive of global writing. read more »