Sophie de Closets was appointed publisher of Fayard in 2014, after ten years as a fiction and non-fiction editor in house
She holds a diploma from the Ecole Normale Supérieure and a PhD in History and taught history at Sciences Po Paris.
She is the editor in France of Hillary Clinton, Henry Kissinger, Bob Dylan, Elizabeth Strout, Leslie Jamison, and JP Delaney, among many others.
She will publish, in France, the forthcoming books by former U.S. president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama.
She was named a “Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite” in 2017.