Camille de Toledo

Camille de Toledo is a fiction writer, theoretician and artist. He studied literature, law, political science and history in Paris, London and New York. In 2004, he was a stipendiary of the Villa Médicis in Rome for his video and literary work. In 2008, he founded the European society of authors, a utopian institution proposing to adopt “translation as language” in order to move away from the paradigm of nations and identity. Since 2012, after moving to Berlin, Toledo works on extended forms of writing, which he presents as “spatial narratives” or “material narratives”, beyond the book. These have been, notably, The Fall of Fukuyama, in 2013, an opera with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France or, in 2015, at Leipzig Contemporary Art Center, Halle 14, the Potential exhibition, History Reloaded, and Europa/Eutopia. He is author, among others, of the novels: Vies pøtentielles (2010), L’Inquiétude d’être au monde (2012) and Le livre de la faim et de la soif (2017). His last novel, Thésée, sa vie nouvelle, was in the final selection for the Prix Goncourt, in 2020.

As of March 2021