Dramatist, novel writer, author of novellas and essays, film director. His literary works have been translated into 50 languages (in Poland they are published by Znak), and his plays have been performed in equally many countries. Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt’s works, both books and theatre plays, are among the most popular in the world. He received the Grand Prix du théâtre for his lifetime achievements. Since 2014, he has been the official ambassador of reading in Poland.