JC Lattès

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JC Lattès is a French publishing house.


JC Lattès was originally founded in 1968 as Edition Speciale by Jean-Claude Lattes and Jacques Lanzmann. Lattes took it over in 1972, renamed it Editions Jean-Claude Lattes, and ran it until 1981. JC Lattes currently has a catalog of more than 1000 titles. Its major successes include:

  • Le Sac de billes (A Bag of Marbles) by Joseph Joffo
  • Le Vent du soir (The Wind in the Evening) by Jean d'Ormesson
  • Le Nabab (The Nabob) by Irene Frain
  • Leon l'Africain (Leo Africanus) by Amin Maalouf
  • The Red Scarves
  • The Officers
  • Geisha[1]

Over the years, JC Lattès has published general-interest books with a good balance between French and foreign authors. It has also balanced fiction and non-fiction.[1]

JC Lattès has cemented its reputation by publishing such high-profile authors as Scott Turow, Dean Koontz, James Patterson, Jean-François Parot, Jean d'Aillon, Ake Edwardson, Lars Christensen Saabye, and Karin Fossum.[1]


In recent years, some of the compoany's success stories include the discovery of Dan Brown with

  • The Da Vinci Code
  • Angels and Demons
  • Deception Point
  • Digital Fortress[1]

Three of its most famous novels in French[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Who Are We?". JC Lattes. Retrieved 18 January 2103.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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