Laurent Fels was born in Esch-sur-Alzette and is a Luxembourgish writer and teacher. He holds a PhD in French literature and is a member of the research centre 'Écritures' of the Université de Lorraine. He is the founder and editor of the magazine Les Cahiers de Poésie. Author of 17 books, his work was awarded the Grand Prix de Littérature by the National Academy of Metz in 2007. He is also a devoted reader of philosophers of the Far East and continues his poetic quest in an ontological approach. 

His work has been translated into German, English, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Romanian, Uzbek and Chinese.