Jacques Réda

Jacques Réda’s writing investigates the underside of everyday banality. He is famous for his verse and prose, both of which record urban and suburban explorations, on foot, bicycle or Solex. He is also a Jazz critic and an editor of great distinction (he was at the head of the Nouvelle Revue Française from 1987 to 1997). Réda’s writing is a space of ongoing metamorphosis, reflecting the endless interactions of Paris and its inhabitants.

Anthologies featuring Jacques Réda

Decapolis: Tales from Ten Cities

Decapolis is a book which imagines the city otherwise. Bringing together ten writers from across Europe, it offers snapshots of their native cities, freezing for a moment the characters and complexities that define them.