Tobie Nathan


Ph.D. in Psychology and in Arts and Sciences, trained in psychoanalysis and in different types of psychotherapy. university professor, researcher and clinician, he has always been concerned, throughout his career, with the ties between psychopathology and society, between psychism and culture. In February 2003, after twenty-five years of teaching at university, he started to work within diplomatic networks. After being director of the office of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie ” for Great Lakes Africa in Bujumbura (Burundi), he was the Cultural Counsellor in the Embassy of France in Tel Aviv and in Conakry.

He has now dedicated himself to writing and to promoting cultural life. He was the first in France to include the migrant populations in his ‘ethno-crime fiction’ novels published by Rivages Editions (Saraka Bô, 1993; Dieu-Dope, 1995; 613. Roman, 1999; Serial Eater, 2004).


Autobiography for Quais du Polar

‘Tobie is known in the Bible as the minor prophet who, because he followed Archangel Raphael’s advice managed to drive away the demon which was tormenting his fiancée, Sarah.Tobie Nathan, who could not drive his own demons away, dreams of writing a crime fiction novel featuring as many devils and murders as in the Bible.’


Crime favourites

Film: L.A. Confidential, for the atmosphere, Kim Basinger, Russel Crow and Kevin Spacey too.

Book: Mygale, by Thierry Jonquet, for its creativity and its modernity.

Author: James Hadley Chase, who defined a genre genre for a long time, a very long time…