Edmonde Charles-Roux has died. She was 95 years old.
Throughout Charles-Roux’s career, she worked in the fashion industry as a writer at Elle Magazine and an editor in chief at French Vogue. Following her exit from Vogue, she published a novel entitled To Forget Palermo. The Guardian reports that the book went on to win the prestigious Académie Goncourt prize.
Here’s more from The New York Times: “The novel told the story of an American career woman, the editor of the fictional fashion magazine Fair, who marries a tough New York politician. When they travel to Sicily to meet his family, he reverts to the patriarchal values of his ancestors, destroying the marriage. A reviewer in Publishers Weekly called the novel ‘not only a work of great literary beauty, but an eminently readable novel as well — two qualities that do not often concur in French prize novels.'” (via The Independent)