Thierry Grillet is currently the Director of Cultural Broadcasting (directeur de la diffusion culturelle) at the Bibliothèque nationale de France. He regularly contribues to the journals Médium, and Books. He also writes essays; his latest published is L'avenir se prépare de loin (éditions des Belles Lettres). An alumnus of the École normale supérieure, he has taught General Culture at the Institut d'études politIques de Paris (Sciences Po), directed publications at the Centre Georges Pompidou and worked as a producer at France Culture. Thiery Grillet is also a journalist and columnist at Le Monde, Libération and Le Nouvel Observateur.