Sophie Pedder is The Economist’s Paris Bureau Chief, responsible for the paper’s political and economic coverage of France. Her new book, “Revolution Française: Emmanuel Macron and the Quest to Reinvent a Nation”, was published in June 2018 by Bloomsbury.
She joined The Economist in 1990 in London, covered the end of apartheid during a posting to Johannesburg in the mid-1990s, and subsequently served as the paper’s deputy Europe Editor and then global media editor. Posted to Paris in 2003, she is the author of “Le déni français”, published by JC Lattès (2012). In 2006 she won the David Watt prize for journalism.
Sophie Pedder holds a first-class degree from Oxford University and an MA from the University of Chicago, where she was a post-graduate Fulbright Scholar. Before joining The Economist she was a researcher for William Julius Wilson on the University of Chicago’s Urban Family Life and Poverty Project.