Pierre Leroy, Hachette Livre’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “I am delighted to be able to entrust the management of a company as illustrious as Fayard to Isabelle Saporta, a high talented publisher who has been working for several years within this same publishing house. During her career as a publisher, Isabelle has brought to prominence new voices, new authors and new areas of interest. I am convinced that Isabelle, surrounded by Fayard’s talented teams, will be able to make the house and its authors shine by continuing the work of requirement, creativity, and freedom that underpins its activity”.
Isabelle Saporta gained a PhD in political science and is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris. She has pursued a career as an investigative journalist and documentary maker, as well as a columnist for several media outlets. She has written a number of essays, including the Livre Noir de l’agriculture (100,000 copies sold), and worked as a publisher at Editions Fayard since 2017. In her role at the publishing house, she has worked with many different authors, including economist Thomas Porcher (Traité hérétique, 50,000 copies sold), researcher François Gemenne (On a tous un ami noir), political scientist Chloé Morin (On a les politiques qu’on mérite), columnist Maxime Lledo (Génération fracassée) and architect Nicholas Gilsoul (Bêtes de villes). She has also collaborated with Christophe Barbier (Les Tyrannies de l’épidémie), Cyril Hanouna (Ce que m’ont dit les Français), leading chef Olivier Roellinger (Pour une révolution délicieuse) and author Vincent Ravalec on the Sainte-Croix les Vaches trilogy.