|Country of origin||France|
|Publication types||Books, Magazines|
|Imprints||Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, Denoël, Flammarion, Gallimard Jeunesse, Mercure de France, Série noire|
Éditions Gallimard (French: [edisjɔ̃ ɡalimaːʁ]) is one of the leading French publishers of books. The Guardian has described it as having "the best backlist in the world". In 2003 it and its subsidiaries published 1,418 titles.
It was founded on 31 May 1911 in Paris by Gaston Gallimard (1881–1975) as Les Éditions de la Nouvelle Revue Française. It is currently led by Antoine Gallimard. From its 31 May 1911 founding until June 1919, published one hundred titles including La Jeune Parque by Paul Valéry. The publisher published the second volume of In Search of Lost Time, In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower, which became the first Prix Goncourt-awarded book published by the company.
During the occupation of France in World War II, Gaston Gallimard was hosted in Carcassonne by poet Joë Bousquet. He returned to Paris on October 1940 to enter discussions with the Nazi German authorities, who wished to control his publishing company. It was agreed that Gaston Gallimard would still control his company if he collaborated with the authorities and published pro-Nazi writings.
Éditions Gallimard had success with its distribution of the Harry Potter series in France; the publisher sold 26 million books across seven volumes. Gallimard acquired Groupe Flammarion from RCS MediaGroup in 2012. Éditions Gallimard is considered one of the most influential French publishing houses; as of 2011, its catalog consists of 36 Prix Goncourt winners, 38 writers who have received the Nobel Prize in Literature, and ten writers who have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize. In 2010 the company had a turnover of €230 million, and over 1,000 employees.
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