Well-known for both his plays and his novels, this French-Belgian author penned such award-winning scripts as Monsieur Ibrahim et les Fleurs du Coran and Golden Joe and such novels as ONCE I Was a Masterpiece of design and Oscar and the girl in Red. He received the French Academy’s 2001 Grand Prix du Théâtre. He gained an advanced level in beliefs from Paris’ Ecole Normale Supérieure and consequently taught in north France. He released his 1st play, Don Juan on Trial, in 1991, and his debut book, La Secte des Egoïstes, in 1994. His fiction series, Le Routine de l’Invisible, targets the theme of tranquility among folks of different religions. He was raised in the suburbs of Lyon, France, and later on resided in Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium. He became a Belgian resident in 2008. Acting professional Omar Sharif received a 2004 Cesar Honor for his starring part in the film version of Schmitt’s play Monsieur Ibrahim et les Fleurs du Coran.