Barack Obama’s memoirs “is a book we’ve been waiting for years and we’ve been working on for months in secret. He’s an exceptional author and book,” reacts on franceinfo, Wednesday 18 November, Sophie de Closets, director of Fayard editions.
She recounts how her publishing house won the contract with the former US president: “The incredible luck that I had is that I manage Fayard which belongs to Hachette and which is an international group whose American branch is very powerful. The boss of Hachette has agreed to take me to the meeting with Barack Obama and I told him in particular that it was the writer who had seduced me before the statesman.In the end, the Hachette group did not win world rights, but the one who won did not subsidiary in France and we were able to very quickly make an offer which was accepted “.
With this book, A Promised Land, “we want to rediscover the emotion we had when he came to power in 2008. We want to rediscover that moment when democracy could bring to power an atypical profile like Barack Obama“, concludes Sophie de Closets.
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