It is one of the most awaited literary awards every year. The Goncourt Prize was awarded on Wednesday to Muhammed Mbogar Sarr. The Senegalese writer is distinguished by his novel “Men’s Most Secret Memories”, published by Philip Ray. The book was printed at Lonray, at Orne, near Alençon, by Normandy Roto Impression.
“we are very happy, Normandie Roto Impression director Christophe Bellon explains with a wide smile. We have the impression that we are the winner. It is the author who gets the prize first, then the publisher. And we, behind the printer, it’s as if we had it too. At home we say “We have a Goncourt”. It’s a bonus. “
Six of the last seven Goncourts were printed in Orne
As soon as the Academy of Goncourt was announced, a new printing of the book was launched. “immediately” identifies Christophe Bellon. This is how the Norman printer should Guaranteed distribution of approximately 250,000 copies within 48 to 72 hours Which follows the announcement of the results to deliver the distributor as quickly as possible.
This is not the first time that Lonrai has printed Goncourt. This has happened six times over the last 7 awards: in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, and 2021. The second best-selling Goncourt award in history With more than one million copies published. All produced in Normandy.
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