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15 April 2021

Bénédicte Lombardo

Bénédicte Lombardo was born in Cannes in 1971. After studying Spanish and philosophy in Nice, she graduated in publishing and communication in Paris. After six months in Denmark ending her studies, she joined Editions Joëlle Losfeld, a literary independent publisher, specialised in French and foreign fiction and was editor for eight years. In 2003 she moved to Univers Poche where she worked for 11 years as editorial director for the SFF imprints for both Fleuve Noir (trade) and Pocket (mass market paperback). She also created a general YA imprint, Territoires. She briefly worked with a TV Producer as commissioning editor and eventually joined Michel Lafon Publishing in 2014. There she is the Senior Acquisitions Editor for both adult and children's fiction, acquiring mostly foreign fiction - from commercial fiction (Kristin Hannah, Delia Ephron) to thrillers (Candice Fox, Riley Sager). She also edits French non-fiction titles.