Sport: Françoise Nyssen will pass the hand with Actes Sud: a "family transmission" to "guarantee its independence"

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in January 2023, Françoise Nyssen, daughter of the founder of the house, will pass the hand from the presidency of South Acts to Anne -Sylvie Bameule, her husband's daughter.

  Françoise Nyssen va passer la main chez Actes Sud : une © supplied by Franceinfo

The former Minister of Culture Françoise Nyssen, daughter of the founder of Acts Sud Hubert Nyssen, will cede her post as president of the publishing house at the end of the year, said the Company Tuesday September 27.

Françoise Nyssen, 71, will remain a member of the Management Board, chaired as of January 1 by Anne-Sylvie Bameule, 48 years old. She is the daughter of Jean-Paul Capitani, the husband of the ex-minister. Pauline Capitani, daughter of Françoise Nyssen and Jean-Paul Capitani, will become director of Acts South acts on January 1 also. Finally, the post of director general will return to Julie Gautier, daughter of Françoise Nyssen, who will succeed Olivier Randon.

Françoise Nyssen will pass the hand at the head of the publishing house Actes Sud

 Françoise Nyssen will pass the hand at the head of the publishing house Actes Sud © Xavier Loety/AFP The former Minister of Culture Françoise Nyssen here in September 2018. The former Minister of Culture will leave , by the end of the year, his post at the head of the edition house founded by his father. The Directory of Actes Sud will be directed from January 1 by Anne-Sylvie Bameule, the daughter of her husband. Françoise Nyssen, daughter of the founder of Actes Sud Hubert Nyssen editions, will cede her post as president of the publishing house at the end of the year.

"This family transmission represents a chance for the house because it guarantees its independence for the coming years. The three new leaders have been working at Actes Sud for a long time, they know how it works," said Françoise Nyssen, quoted in a press release.

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Acts Sud will celebrate its 45 years of existence in 2023 and enrolls according to the magazine Books Hebdo in the 12th place in the Books Hebdo 2022 classification of French publishers with a turnover 69.5 million euros in 2021.

founded in the Arles region (Bouches-du-Rhône) in 1978, Actes Sud became one of the largest independent publishing groups in France. Its founder Hubert Nyssen, Belgian writer installed in Provence, made his business grow thanks to inspirations like that of editing in the mid -1980s the Russian Nina Berberova, who had not written anything for twenty years, or Paul Auster, unknown in outside the United States.

He made known in France Nancy Huston, Femina 2006 Prize, the Hungarian writer Imre Kertész, Nobel Prize for Literature in 2002, the Austrian Elfriede Jelinek, Nobel in 2004, or the Saga Millennium of Swedish Stieg Larsson.

In 2004, Actes Sud won the Goncourt Prize for the first time (with the Sun of the Scorta of Laurent Gaudé). After the death of Hubert Nyssen in 2011 , the house won this award four times: in 2011 (Jérôme Ferrari), 2015 (Mathias Enard), 2017 (Éric Vuillard) and 2018 (Nicolas Mathieu).

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