A French citizen, Christian was born in Morocco, and lived in India, Belgium and Luxembourg, before settling in Provence. After studying architecture and business in Marseille and Paris, he worked as an architect specialising in Roman and Greek marine archeology - the subject of his very first book, published in 1976. He then moved into industry and joined a major petroleum company with whom he travelled around the world for many years. His observations and experiences from this time formed the basis of a number of award-winning short stories, as well as his first novel, Lignes de terre, which was published in 2011. He also continued to write non-fiction and in 2013, his biography Clot Bey, Médecin de Marseille, was awarded the Prix Félix de Beaujour by the Academy of Marseille. His second novel Le Pneu was published in France in 2015.