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French literary prizes 2021.


The time-honored season of French literary prizes has begin !


The following writers are nominated for the different prizes : Charif Majdalani, Christine Montalbetti, Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Najwa Barakat, Nathacha Appanah, Nina Bouraoui and Sorj Chalandon.





Charif Majdalani*

Dernière oasis (Actes Sud) for the Prix Femina (Roman français) and the Prix de la littérature arabe




Christine Montalbetti*

Ce que c'est qu'une existence (POL) for the Prix Médicis (Roman français)




Jonas Hassen Khemiri

La Clause paternelle (Actes Sud, Suède, trad. Marianne Ségol-Samoy) for the Prix Médicis (Roman étranger)




Najwa Barakat

Monsieur N. (Actes Sud, Liban, trad. Philippe Vigreux) for the Prix Femina (Roman étranger)

and the Prix de la littérature arabe




Nathacha Appanah*

Rien ne t'appartient (Gallimard) for the Prix Femina (Roman français)




Nina Bouraoui*

Satisfaction (JC Lattès) for the Prix Femina (Roman français) and the Prix Médicis (Roman français)




Sorj Chalandon*

Enfant de salaud (Grasset) for the Prix Landerneau des Lecteurs and the Prix Goncourt


More portraits for each author are available at the Agence Opale (Paris).

See also the Complete collection of portraits.


The writers name with an * are represented in the book "Portraits d'Auteurs / Author Portraits", Carlssons 2021.



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