Colin Niel


An environmental engineer, specializing in the preservation of biodiversity, Colin Niel worked in Guyana for several years. His best-known novels are Les Hamacs de carton (The Hammocks of Cardboard), Ce qui reste en forêt (What Remains in the Forest) and Obia. He won many awards and prizes in this career like the prize of readers for the Festival Quais du Polar in 2016.

Crime favourites

bookSukkwann Island, by David Vann.

movieAngel Heart, by Alan Parker.

authorSébastien Japrisot.


Colin Niel is nominated for the “Prix Polar en séries” for his novel Seules les bêtes (Only The Beasts) published at Rouergue editions.