Véronique Cardi

Born in 1980, and having earned degrees in Philosophy and German, Véronique Cardi started her career in the publishing industry in 2005 at Editions Philippe Rey, before joining Le Seuil and then Belfond.

In 2011, she launched Éditions Les Escales and published, among others, The Island by Victoria Hislop, reaching one million readers in France. In 2013, she also took the lead of the imprint Feux Croisés/Plon, which published 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.

From 2014 to 2019, she was Managing Director of Le Livre de Poche, which took the leadership of mass market publishers in France and launched trade paperback imprint Editions Préludes.

Since 2019, she became the CEO of Editions Jean-Claude Lattès, which publishes altogether American best-selling authors such as Dan Brown, E.L. James, John Grisham and top quality French literary authors, from Nina Bouraoui (France Inter Book award, Renaudot Prize, Anaïs Nin Prize) to Olivia Ruiz, with her phenomenal debut La commode aux tiroirs de couleurs, gaining 300,000 readers; Editions du Masque, dedicated to crime literature and Agatha Christie backlist; and lastly, the imprint La Grenade, devoted to new voices and diversity (Best Editorial Creation Award – Livres Hebdo Prize List).

Coming from Riedisheim, Véronique Cardi is a member of the Alsatian decision-makers in Paris and was awarded at the ELLE magazine/Guerlain awards as an editor in 2017. She lives in Paris with her husband and their three children.