The authorJean-Claude Izzo was a poet and a writer from Marseille. As well as Kíor Thuathail (Total Khéops), he has written the novels Chourmo and Solea. His novel Total Khéops was adapted as a television series in 2001, and as a film in 2002. He died in 2000. The second novel in his Marseille Trilogy, Chourmo, will be published by Leabhar Breac in 2021.