Patrick Autréaux was born in France in 1968.
While studying medicine and cultural anthropology, he published poetry and reviews of contemporary art. In 2006, after practicing as an emergency-room psychiatrist, he decided to dedicate himself entirely to writing.
The view of illness as an inner experience informs his first cycle of writing, ending with Se survivre (Verdier). He is the author of Dans la vallée des larmes, Soigner, and Le Dedans des choses, all novels published by Gallimard.
He also published in 2015 Les Irréguliers (Gallimard), a novel on illegal immigrant in France. His “standing poem” Le Grand Vivant (Verdier) was produced at the 2015 Avignon festival (“in”). In 2017, he published La Voix écrite (Verdier) a narrative between literature and medicine.
Writer-in-residence at Boston university and visiting scholar at MIT in 2018, he will create the seminar Through a writer’s eye.
He lives between Cambridge (MA) and Paris.