Traveling with a great writer

About Olivier Weber

Writer-traveler and reporter. After anthropology and economics studies, Olivier Weber traveled to California in the footsteps of Jack London then launches into the report, in the United States, Africa and the Middle East. He covered several conflicts, including the war in Afghanistan, the massacre of Tiananmen in Beijing, Kurdistan, Eritrea, Cambodia, southern Sudan, Iraq, Western Sahara, Chechnya, Algeria , insurgencies from Burma, etc. Specialist of guerrillas after staying with a twenty of armed movements, he received the Albert Londres prize, the Lazareff price, the Mumm, the Joseph Kessel, the price of Adventure, the special prize for war correspondents, the Adventure trophy and was the winner of the Journalist Tomorrow Foundation. He also received the award “Stendhal Missions Writers” in 2005 for a novel. His publications include “Journey to the All Russia”, “French Doctors,” “The Road of the drug,” “The Afghan Falcon,” “The Great Feast of the East”, “I’m from nowhere “” The Battle of angels “and” The white Death “. He has directed and written a dozen documentaries for Arte, Canal Plus, Travel, France 5 and France 2, including “The Opium of the Taliban” and “On the Ganges Road,” which got several international awards. His latest documentary, “The Gold fever” on deforestation and trafficking in the Amazon, was released in cinema. President of Joseph Kessel price, he is director of the collection “Writers Travelers” and lecturer at Sciences Po. In 2008 he was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the fight against organized crime. His novels and travel books have been translated into a dozen languages.