Writer and psychoanalyst Philippe Grimbert was born in Paris, France in 1948. He has a private practice and works with two medical institutions for children and teenagers with autism and psychosis. His passion for literature and the arts has led him to write numerous books. He has also published four essays in which he throws light onto cultural and social issues using psychoanalytical methods. He won the Prix Goncourt des Lyceens for Un Secret in 2004.