John von Sothen is an American columnist living in Paris, where he covers entertainment and society issues for French Vanity Fair.

John has written for both the American and French GQ, Esquire, Bon Appétit, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Slate, Libération The New York Observer and has interviewed among others Robert De Niro, Zach Galifianakis, Vincent Cassel, Gad Elmaleh, Stella McCartney, and Bernie Sanders. John has also written for TV both at Canal+ and MTV and is now penning a column for the site Mediapart.

John is the author of Monsieur Mediocre: One American Learns the High Art of Being Everyday French (set to be released by Viking Press in May 2019)

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