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Abel Lanzac
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Abel Lanzac is the pseudonym of Antonin Baudry, a French diplomat who is currently the Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy and Permanent Representative of the French Universities in the United States. Previously he was an Advisor for International Economic and Cultural Affairs for former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin.
 
Baudry's career has been a hybrid of diplomatic and cultural enterprises. As Abel Lanzac, Baudry received the prize for best album at the Angouleme International Comics Festival with designer Christophe Blain in February 2013 for their graphic novel Quai D'Orsay (published in English as Weapons of Mass Diplomacy).