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François-Henri Desbel, Grand Prix for the novel of the French Academy 2021

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François-Henri Desbel, Grand Prix of the Roman de la Académie Française 2021.

The book – literary awards season is in full swing. Although Christine Angot was awarded the Prix Médicis on Tuesday, and the Goncourt and Renaudot awards are due to be handed out in a few days, the Grand Prix du roman de l’Académie française was awarded on Thursday, October 28, to François-Henri Desabel for his book sir and conqueror.

He beat the last finalists, Muhammad Mbugar Sarr and his novel Men’s most secret memories (Philippe Rey) and Gilles Martin Chauvier with Latest Tribune (Grast).

François-Henri d’Esbel, who won the €10,000 moratorium, succeeds Etienne de Montetti published in 2020 The Great Trial Published by Stock, a story inspired by the assassination of Father Hamel in his church in Saint-Etienne-de-Rouvray.

sir and conqueror, the fourth novel by François-Henri d’Esbel, about a passionate love preserved by two characters named Tina and Vasco, inspired by the emotional story of two well-known authors of literature: Verlaine and Rimbaud. He is also one of the last four shortlisted for the 2021 Interallie Prize.

Prestigious award

as mentioned lobs, the 34-year-old writer from Amiens, has already noticed one of his earlier books titled Unconfirmed M. Piekielny In 2017, “One of those young French writers who is tracing their path by following a certain good-alloy classic.”

At present, the French Academy awards dozens of awards, some of which are specifically aimed at highlighting genres that are not considered poetry or philosophy. The Diane Potier-Boès Prize is dedicated, for example, to works related to Egypt. Some are very well gifted, like the Guez de Balzac Prize, awarded for the first and only time this year which gave the winner, poet Michel Degui, a check for €40,000.

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François-Henri Désrables is no stranger to the Académie française. The novelist received, in 2013, the AMIC Prize for I will show my face to the people. The Grand Prix du roman was created in 1914, which in the past has already been awarded to literary figures, such as Patrick Modiano and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, by far.

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