Fernando Arrabal is a poet, novelist, playwright, filmmaker and essayist. Born in 1932 in Spain, he has lived in France since 1955. He has published more than 800 books of poetry, over 100 plays and 14 novels, and has produced 7 feature films. His work has been translated into many languages. He won numerous awards, including the Nabokov, the Nadal and the Grand Prix du Théâtre presented by the Académie française.