The Bordeaux author, who sold the most books in 2021 after Guillaume Musso, felt that she was “no longer in tune with the direction the house is taking” after the appointment of Isabelle Saporta at the head of Éditions Fayard.
Best-selling novelist Virginie Grimaldi announced on Tuesday evening that she was leaving Éditions Fayard “with great sadness”, after the appointment of Isabelle Saporta as head of the publishing house on Monday .
“I spent seven wonderful years, surrounded and carried by extraordinary people, both on a human level and on a professional level, but my values and my convictions are no longer in line with the direction that the house is taking”, says Virginie Grimaldi on Twitter.
This writer has met with great success: in 2021, as in 2020, she was in France the one who sold the most books after Guillaume Musso. Until now literary director at Fayard, Isabelle Saporta has been appointed head of Éditions Fayard to take up her post at the end of the week.
At Fayard, Isabelle Saporta had notably published, ahead of the presidential campaign, Cyril Hanouna’s book “What the French told me”. These changes come at a time when the French publishing world is in turmoil. The takeover of the Lagardère group by Vivendi should lead to the merger between the two leading publishing players in France, Hachette (Lagardère) and Editis (Vivendi).