Photo: © Sylvaine Sancton
About the Author
Tom Sancton was the longtime Paris bureau chief for Time magazine, where he wrote more than fifty cover stories. He first broke the Bettencourt Affair for many American readers with his feature piece in Vanity Fair in 2010. He coauthored the New York Times (and international) bestseller Death of a Princess, on Europe’s last major society scandal, Princess Diana’s death. He has also written for Vanity Fair, Fortune, and other leading magazines. A Rhodes scholar who studied at Harvard and Oxford, he now teaches writing at Tulane University in New Orleans and lives several months of the year in France. In 2014, the French government named Tom Sancton a Chevalier (Knight) in the Order of Arts and Letters.