Bernard Werber was born in Toulouse (Haute-Garonne) in September 1961. From the age of 14, he wrote stories for a fanzine. After he finished school, he became a scientific journalist for some ten years. During that period his affinity for science appeared, which he blends with his favourite topics: from ants in death up to the origins of the humanity. The writings of Bernard Werber are translated into thirty-five languages and with 15 million copies sold in the world today, Bernard Werber is one of the most read French contemporary authors in the world (along with Mark Levy).
Every year, on the 3rd October the world is given something of a treat, besides the annual prix Goncourt – a new novel by the praised Bernard Weber. Known for his extensive scientific research, elaborate philosophical reflections and omnipresent symbolism, the French author is now synonymous with a very intelligent and intense prose. “The Ants” trilogy, as well as “Les Thanatonautes” trilogy, presents a large, coherent, auto-functioning idea of the world, supported by multiple theories and scientific data, developed in separate encyclopedic paragraphs. Weber mixes together information and fantasy to reinvent and reinvigorate the possibilities of other worlds, to stimulate the creation of other perceptive dimensions and broaden immensely our imagination.