Book and Comic Publisher Françoise Nyssen is Heading Up France’s Cultural Ministry

With the French election over, the task of setting up a new government begins and France’s new Macron government is looking towards books and comics when it comes to their new Minister of Culture. Publisher Françoise Nyssen will head up the ministry in the Macron government. Nussen, Belgian by birth but a naturalized French citizen who also holds degrees in chemistry and urban planning, was the president of the publishing cooperative Paradou and eventually became chairwoman of the board of Actes Sud.

While the story of a book publisher being appointed to such a position would be enough for this site, Actes Sud also has a line of comics/graphic novels, yes a comic publisher is actually in the position. And it’s an impressive line-up of graphic novels and comics.

Some issues Nyssen might tackle include an incentive program to have libraries open on Sundays, an “art allowance,” and making cultural institutions’ executive appointments more reflective of the French population’s diversity.

This is the latest example of comic fans taking over politics and congrats to Nyssen.

(via Publishing Perspectives)

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