Gilles Rozier was born in Grenoble, France in 1963. He Published seven novels, the most famous of which, Un Amour sans Résistance, has been translated into 12 languages. Rozier has a P.h.D. in Yiddish literature and from 1994 to 2014 he was the director of Maison de la Culture Yiddish in Paris, the largest Yiddish library and cultural center in Europe. He is also a translator from Yiddish and Hebrew into French and writes poetry in Yiddish. In 2008 Rozier founded a periodical of contemporary Yiddish literature, Gilgulim. Its fourth issue was published in 2015.