Ms. Gully Wells
Gully Wells was born in Paris and educated in London. She attended La Sorbonne and studied ‘L’Histoire de la Civilization Francaise.’ She graduated from Oxford University with a bachelor’s degree in modern history.
She worked at Weidenfeld & Nicolson publishers in London as an editor and as the director of publicity, working with a number of authors, including Chaim Herzog, the former President of Israel, Kurt Waldheim, Joachim Fest, Harold Wilson, David Irving, Edna O’Brien, Saul Bellow, Simone Signoret, and Francoise Giroud. In New York, Ms. Wells worked for the New York Times Company and later joined Harold Evans as one of the founding editors of the Condé Nast Traveler magazine where she was features editor as well as a senior staff writer. Her features focused mainly on the historical, political and cultural aspects of the destinations she visited, including Russia, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, France, China, Italy, Germany, Estonia, Chile, Germany, and most islands in the Caribbean.Since then, Ms. Wells has continued writing. Her widely reviewed memoir The House in France was published by Alfred A. Knopf in New York and by Bloomsbury in London in 2011. She has written for several publications, among them Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The World of Interiors.