Cécile David-Weill is French and American. She began her career in publishing at the prestigious Éditions Gallimard before taking over editorial directorship of Éditions Balland and then setting up her own publishing company, Éditions Cavatines. She published her first novel, Béguin, under the name of Cécile de la Baume, which was released in an English translation titled Crush. She is also the author of Femme de and a regular contributor to the online French news magazine Le Point, with a column titled Letters from New York. She was born in New York, where she currently lives.