Caroline Fourest is a filmmaker, director, teacher, journalist, columnist, and was the co-founder of the journal ProChoix (feminist, anti-racist and secularist). She teached at Sciences-Po Paris about “Multiculturalism vs. Universalism”. And has been Columnist for Le Monde, France Culture, Marianne and now direct Franc-Tireur, a weekly newspaper that she co-founded.
She had written many famous essays on the far right and fanaticism, including Crossfire (a comparison between Jewish, Christian and Muslim fundamentalism), Brother Tariq (the doublespeak of Tariq Ramadan), Marine Le Pen unmasked, In praise of Blasphemy and Genius of Secularism.
Most of her books are published in paperback and she has received several awards for her work, including the National Award of « Laïcité » in 2005, the Political Book Award, the Jean Zay Award, the Condorcet-Aron Award, the Fetkann Award, as well as the Adrien Duvand of Academy of Moral and Political Sciences Award.
She was a journalist at Charlie Hebdo for five years, from 2004 to 2009, during the « Cartoon’s affair ». She wrote the main paper explaining the Danish Cartoon’s affair inside the newspaper. In praise of Blasphemy, in defence of Charlie, is a best-seller in France and received the « price of Tolerance » Lucien Caroubi 2015. Salman Rushdie described the book as « A Vitally important book ».
Caroline Fourest received also threats because of her work, and for signing a Manifesto with Salman Rushdie and Taslima Nasreen.
Well known hate figure for extreme right-wing and racist groups, she has been physically beaten by members of neo-fascist groups during protest against Marriage for all, that she defends.
She wrote book about Inna Shevchenko, one of the Ukrainian leaders of Femen. More than a portrait, it is a journal of the contemporary fight for feminism, which unites young rebels from Arab Spring to Ukrainian Spring.
She denounced the danger represented by Putin for Ukraine in 2014 and feared the election of Trump when no one in the press believed in it.
Genius of Secularism, explains the difference between French and American Secularism.
In « The Offended Generation », a bestseller translated into several languages, she invites us to fight for equality without stepping on freedom, to speak or create.
She had given conferences in many countries: Belgium, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Yemen, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, USA, Canada…
She also received an award of the best script for a short-movie in 2003.
Her first feature film as a director, was a fiction film based on true events. « Sisters in Arms » who tells the epopee of an international brigade of female fighters who joined the Kurdish Resistance to save Yezidis women.
She now works on a mini serie for French television, as Author and Show runner, while finalizing her second feature film.
- To read some of her papers in english.
- To see the film about Caroline and hers camarades of Charlie during the cartoons affair.
If the majority of her texts are in French, some have been translated in English, in Spanish, in Croatian, in Persian, in Italian, in Arabic, in Japanese , in Russian, in Bengali, in Chinese, in Korean, in Hindi, in Italian, in Japanese, in Kurdish (Kurmanji and Sorani), in Portuguese.