Actes Sud's Nyssen made France's culture minister

Actes Sud's Nyssen made France's culture minister

Francoise Nyssen, chief executive officer of French publisher Actes Sud, has been appointed culture minister in Prime Minister Edouard Philippe’s new government.

This follows the election of centrist Emmanuel Macron as French president earlier this month.

However the appointment could be only provisional if Macron’s party La République En Marche! does not win a majority in the parliamentary elections to be held in two rounds on 11th and 18th June.

Not surprisingly, the book business has welcomed the appointment. Nyssen is “a great publisher and bookseller,” said Guillaume Husson, directo...

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