Born in Antananarivo in 1965, Ari Gautier is a French writer and poet of Indo-Malagasy origin.
Dedicated to giving Pondicherry its rightful place on the French literary map, Ari Gautier is committed to increasing Indian-francophone literature’s visibility in the world.
Carnet Secret de Lakshmi and The Thinnai are his two first works on the history of the city where he spent his childhood. His most recent publication is Nocturne Pondichéry, a collection of short stories on postcolonial Pondicherry.
In May 2020, Ari Gautier co-founded with Ananya Jahanara Kabir the cultural platform Le Thinnai Kreyol
He currently lives in Oslo.