Marie Baléo is a French writer, editor, and poet born in 1990.

A graduate of Sciences Po and Washington University in St. Louis, Marie Baléo is Head of Studies and Publications at La Fabrique de la Cité, the Paris-based think tank on urban innovation created by the VINCI Group. In addition, Marie is currently a Robert Bosch Foundation Global Governance Futures 2035 Fellow; as such, she is taking part in a working group on the global futures of media and information alongside fellows from eight other countries.

Since 2020, Marie has been serving as an editor for Le Grand Continent, the geopolitical review created by the European think tank Groupe d'études géopolitiques. For the past four years, she has also been one of the editors of Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel, an American literary magazine dedicated to travel literature.

Marie is also a writer of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction in English, her second language. Her work has appeared in Yemassee, Passages North, CutBank, PRISM International, Litro Magazine, Lunch Ticket, Tahoma Literary Review, Rust+Moth, and elsewhere. Her writing has been nominated for four Best of the Net awards, a Best Small Fictions and the Best Microfiction anthology. In 2020, she was named a finalist in the Digging Press chapbook contest. ​


Marie grew up in Beirut and Oslo and now lives in Paris.