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Abel Lanzac

Abel Lanzac is the pseudonym of Antonin Baudry, a French diplomat who was an Advisor for International Economic and Cultural Affairs for former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin. He later became the Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy and Permanent Representative of the French Universities in the United States. Baudry's career has been a hybrid of diplomatic and cultural enterprises. As Abel Lanzac, Baudry received the Best Album prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival for the graphic novel Quai D'Orsay, illustrated by Christophe Blain.