artnet | Henri Neuendorf:

France’s newly elected president Emmanuel Macron unveiled his governing cabinet today, which included the appointment of Françoise Nyssen, a publisher, as culture minister. Belgian-born Nyssen is the CEO of Éditions Actes Sud based in the southern city of Arles, which has published the work of Nobel Laureates Imre Kertész and Svetlana Alexievitch, as well as Prix Goncourt winners Laurent Gaudé, Jérôme Ferrari, and Mathias Ernard.

While she has never held public office, the trained urban planner served in the Architecture Department of the Belgium Ministry of the Built Environment for four years before joining the publishing world in 1980 as partner and CEO of …read more

Image | Wikimedia Communs | French Culture Minister Françoise Nyssen