Edmond de Goncourt was a French writer, book publisher, art critic, and literary critic. He is credited with founding the popular French literary organization, the Goncourt Literary Society. Between 1856 and 1875, he published essays on 18th-century art, which helped revive appreciation for the Late Baroque.
Charles Forbes René de Montalembert was a French publicist and historian. He was the Count of Montalembert, Deux-Sèvres. Born into a prominent family, he was educated at the Collège Sainte-Barbe in Paris. He was a liberal and wished to see the Church free from the control of the state. He was an eloquent orator and a prolific writer.
Laure Adler is a French journalist, TV and radio producer, publisher, and writer. Over the course of her writing career, Adler has written several biographies and numerous essays. Laure Adler achieved popularity as a radio and TV figure when she began interviewing famous personalities like Pierre Vital Georges Bergé, Francis George Steiner, and Pierre de Bénouville.