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Actes Sud is a French publishing house based in Arles. It was founded in 1978 by author Hubert Nyssen.[1][2][3] By 2013, the company, then headed by Nyssen's daughter, Françoise Nyssen,[1] had an annual turnover of 60 million euros and 60 staff members.[2]


The Actes Sud was a publication of the "Atelier de cartographie thématique et statistique" (ACTeS). ACTeS was situated in Paradou, a village in the Vallée des Baux. Here, founder Hubert Nyssen, his wife Christine Le Bœuf, (which was the granddaughter of Belgian banker and patron Henry Le Bœuf), his sister Françoise Nyssen, Bertrand Py and Jean-Paul Capitani met and founded Actes Sud. In 1983 Actes Sud moved to Arles.


A selection of authors Actes Sud published:



Actes Süd provides a catalogue naming 11,500 titles. It has more than two hundred employees, mostly at the sites in Arles and Paris, about twenty external advisors and a plethora of translators work in France and elsewhere.


  1. ^ a b Leménager, Grégoire (November 15, 2011). "La mort d'Hubert Nyssen, fondateur d'Actes Sud". Le Nouvel Observateur. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Beuve-Méry, Alain (January 3, 2013). "Actes Sud rachète Payot & Rivages". Le Monde. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  3. ^ Molga, Paul (November 11, 2012). "Le Goncourt force la croissance d'Actes Sud". Les Echos. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  4. ^ "Le Goncourt garantit-il un succès en librairie ?" (in French). Retrieved 2018-08-17.
  5. ^ "Le Goncourt pour Jérôme Ferrari". Livres hebdo (in French). November 7, 2012. Retrieved November 7, 2012.
  6. ^ Ken Willsher (November 3, 2015). "France's top literary prize awarded to Mathias Énard". The Guardian. Retrieved November 3, 2015.
  7. ^ "Le prix Goncourt récompense Eric Vuillard pour " L'Ordre du jour "". Le Monde (in French).
  8. ^ Van Renterghem, Marion (November 4, 2015). "Françoise Nyssen, l'éditrice à qui tout réussit". Le Monde. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  9. ^ Marshall, Alex (8 November 2018). "Nicolas Mathieu Wins Goncourt Prize for Work on France's Forgotten". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 June 2019.

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