Olivier Lafont is a French author, screenplay writer, and actor living in Paris. His fantasy novel Warrior was published by Penguin Random House, and was shortlisted for the Tibor Jones South Asia Prize. His other works include Sweet Revenge, a contemporary romance novel, Snowbound, a fantasy young adult novel, and Purgatory: The Gun of God, a fantasy novelette. The first film he wrote, an Indo-French comedy, opened at the Toronto Film Festival and went on to win seven awards at film festivals worldwide. As an actor Lafont has worked in Hollywood and Indian films, in TV serials, and in over eighty television commercials. He has acted in the films 3 Idiots and Guzaarish, amongst others. Lafont graduated with degrees in English Literature and in Theatre from Colgate University, USA, with academic distinction.