Laurent Genefort was born in 1968 in the Paris region. At the age of 20, he became the youngest author of the Fleuve Noir Anticipation collection with Le Bagne des ténèbres. After studying literature at the Sorbonne, Laurent Genefort devoted himself entirely to writing and in 1995 won the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire for Arago. He is best-known for the immersive universe that he developed around the space opera Omale. Published for the first time in 2001, the novel is the first in a series of works telling the destinies of three species cohabiting on the planet Omale: the humans, the Chiles and the Hodgqins.
From 2008 to 2012, the writer directed the collection "Les Trésors de la SF" at Bragelonne. In 2017, he participated in the adaptation of his novel Les Peaux épaisses to the graphic novel medium: Thick Skins.