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In the Closet of the Vatican





• Biography in English, below.

Biografía en español aquí

Leggi qui la biografia in italiano.

Biografia em português aqui

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Frédéric Martel is a Researcher and Writer. He has a PhD in Social Sciences and four Master Degrees in Law, Political science, Philosophy, and Social Science (University la Sorbonne). He has been « visiting scholar » at Harvard University and taught at Sciences-Po Paris and at the HEC’s Business School MBA in Paris.

He is the author of a dozen books, including On Culture in America (Gallimard, 2006), the best-seller Mainstream : On the Global War on Culture and Medias (Flammarion, 2010, translated in twenty countries) and Smart, on the internets (Publisher: Stock, 2014). See articles in : Newsweek, New Yorker, New York Times.

As a journalist, Frédéric Martel is the anchor man of the weekly radio program « Soft Power » on French National Public Radio (France Culture/Radio France). He is the Reporter at large and a Foreign Affairs Columnist of

He is also a Senior Researcher at the ZHdK’s University in Zurich. He was a researcher at the Center for International Studies (CERI) at Sciences-Po Paris and an adviser to the European Commission and has been a member of “New Narrative for Europe”, the cultural task force of the president of the EU.

His new book, In the Closet of the Vatican (Sodoma in other languages) has been published on Feb 21, 2019. The book is already translated in twenty languages (French, English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch and soon in German, Romanian, Slovenian, Croatian, Bulgar etc.). See here: National press or International press.

In the Closet of the Vatican was n°1 best seller in France, Portugal and Netherlands. Also in the best sellers list in UK, Italy, Ireland, Canada, Quebec, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Chile, Mexico, Colombia and has been a New York Times Best Sellers in the US.

Martel lives in Paris and travels, every week, around the world.

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