|Founded||May 31, 1911|
|Country of origin||France|
|Key people||Antoine Gallimard (CEO)|
|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 book publishers. The Guardian has described it as having "the best backlist in the world". In 2003 it and its subsidiaries published 1,418 titles.
From its 31 May 1911 founding until June 1919, Nouvelle Revue Française published one hundred titles including La Jeune Parque by Paul Valéry. NRF 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. Nouvelle Revue Française adopted the name "Librairie Gallimard" in 1919.
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's best-selling authors include Albert Camus (29 million copies), Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (26.3 million copies), and J.K. Rowling (whose Harry Potter series sold 26 million copies). Other important authors include Salman Rushdie, Roald Dahl, Marcel Proust, Philip Roth, George Orwell, Jack Kerouac, Pablo Neruda, and John Steinbeck.
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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