Richard Dalla Rosa was born in 1974, in Charleville-Mézières. He is a teacher of French literature and Latin, and runs workshops in creative writing. Richard Dalla Rosa has published a number of works, including short stories (La nuit des heures, Pierron, 1997), historical narrative (Tisphoné, démon de Socrate, Autrement, 2000), novels (Cascamouche, Desmaret, 2004), art catalogues (Anamorphoses, Bernard Pras, gallery Bruno Delarue, 2001), articles (“Les Mots dans les murs”, NRF Gallimard, 2000), and poetic prose (Eloge des forêts depuis la vitre d’un wagon & inédits, Société des Ecrivains Ardennais, 2015). He represented his region as a film enthusiast at the Cannes Film Festival, participating as a member of the Youth Jury in 1994, and he also competed for France as a poet in the Jeux de la Francophonie (Francophone Games) in Ottawa, 2001. As Chair of the Société des Ecrivains Ardennais (Society of Ardennes Writers), he is now devoted to the promotion of reading and writing; he has held a monthly book club for over twelve years at Charleville, and also prepares projects involving books, scenarios and plays.