Christian Salmon is a writer and member of the Center for Research into Arts and Language (CNRS). He was founder and director, from 1993 to 2003, of the International Parliament of Writers and creator of the magazine Autodafé. His books include Tumba de la ficción (2001), Devenir minoritaire. Pour une nouvelle politique de la littérature (2003) and Verbicide (2007). A contributor to various journals and magazines, since 2008 he has written for Le Monde. His works Storytelling: Bewitching the Modern Mind (Península, 2008, 6th edition in Spain, published in English by Verso, 2010), Kate Moss: The Making of an Icon (Harper Design, 2012) and La estrategia de Sherezade (Península, 2011) have confirmed him as one of the most incisive analysts of contemporary society.