Jean-Claude Raspiengeas is a writer, a voice and, as Marc Dugain described it, has « a style that is no longer as common in written journalism, employing choice and beautiful language. »
Journalist, critic, writer (author of a biography of Bertrand Tavernier), his career in print began at Nouvelles littéraires, before he continued in 1984 as a senior reporter for Télérama, leaving it in 2002 to become head of the Culture department of La Croix. He made two documentaries with Patrick Volson: Privés de télé, then Paroles d’otages (Fipa d’or, 1989).
Jean-Claude Raspiengeas is currently a columnist and reporter at La Croix L’Hebdo, and a literary columnist on France Inter for Le Masque et la Plume.
He draws on this wealth of experience to embark on immersive enqiries, for example, into the world of lorry drivers and riverboatmen, which he has expanded on in two books, Routiers and Une vie sur l’eau (conoclaste publishing).