Agnès Spiquel (La Gorgue, 1948). Professor Emeritus of French literature at the University of Valenciennes and Chairwoman of the Society of Camusian Studies.
After working on Victor Hugo, she focused on Albert Camus: she took part in the edition of his Œuvres complètes in the new print by La Pléiade (2008), as well as in the Dictionnaire Albert Camus (2010); she published Correspondance Albert Camus-Louis Guilloux (Gallimard, 2013) as well as Camus et l’impossible trêve civile by Charles Poncet (Gallimard, 2015), and Camus militant communiste. Alger 1935–1937 (Gallimard, 2017); she has co-organised and co-edited 4 colloquiums about the writer (1992, 2005, 2010, 2013). She also took part in the making, shooting and promotion of the documentary by Abraham Segal, Quand Sisyphe se révolte.
She frequently participates in radio debates and at various cultural institutions concerning Camus’ line of thought, life and work, giving lectures to varied audiences, both in France and abroad.