Mediapart has gained access to a wide-ranging study into the financial situation of authors in France conducted by a complimentary pension fund for authors, the IRCEC, and which involved data concerning 117, 237 authors who subscribed to the fund between 1995 and 2013. At first glance, the results, not yet published, suggest that writers have a comfortable lifestyle. In 2013, the average annual income was 37, 559 euros, with a strong disparity between men and women. Male authors that year earned an average 46 239 euros, while female authors averaged 29,114 euros.
Since January 7, 2023 our colleague and friend Mortaza Behboudi has been imprisoned in Afghanistan, in the Taliban prisons.
We do not forget him and call for his release.