BOOKS & MUSIC PRIZE OF THE CITY OF DEAUVILLE - CELEBRATING OUR 15TH ANNIVERSARY!
All books competing for the Prize of the City of Deauville.

© Laurent Lachèvre
© Laurent Lachèvre

Music inspired these artists when writing and living their life. Classical music, jazz, rock or world music: it does not matter. They all share a common passion for music. Their works have been selected for the 2018 edition of the Books & Music Prize. In the latest 15 years, the Books & Music Festival of Deauville has been exploring the French literary production and paying tribute to contemporary authors for whom music is a source of inspiration. The 2017 Prize was assigned to Frédérique Deghelt. The laureate of the 208 edition will be revealed on April 14, during the Festival. The Prize corresponds to € 4,500.

To celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the Books & Music Festival, two events are scheduled. Discover them here.

The 2018 selection:
Cécile Balavoine, Maestro, Mercure de France
Stéphanie Kalfon, Les parapluies d’Erik Satie, Joëlle Losfeld Editions
Akira Mizubayashi, Un amour de mille-ans, Gallimard
Pascal Quignard, Dans ce jardin qu’on aimait, Grasset
Eric Reinhardt, La chambre des époux, Gallimard
Alexandre Tharaud, Montrez-moi vos mains, Grasset

Abstracts of books here.

The members of the jury:

 

Laureate authors since the creation of the Books & Music Festival: 

2017: Frédérique Deghelt, Libertango,  Éditions Actes Sud

2016 : Virginie Despentes, Vernon Subutex Vol 2., Éditions Grasset

2015 : Michel Bernard, Les forêts de Ravel, Éditions La Table ronde et Gil de Célia Houdart P.O.L.
2014: Gilles Leroy, Nina Simone, Éditions Mercure de France
2013: Bruno Le Maire, Musique absolue : une répétition avec Carlos Kleiber, Éditions Gallimard
2012: Stéphane Héaume, Shéridan Square, Éditions Seuil et prix spécial du jury à Philippe et Scarlett Reliquet, Ecouter Haendel, Éditions Gallimard

2011 : Nicolas d'Estienne d'Orves, Jacques Offenbach, Éditions Actes Sud

2010: Colette Fellous, Pour Dalida, Éditions Flammarion
2009: Stanislas Merhar, Petits poisons, Éditions Fayard
2008: Valentine Goby, L'échappée, Éditions Gallimard
2007: Alain Gerber, Paul Desmond et le côté féminin du monde, Éditions Fayard
2006: Jean Echenoz, Ravel, Éditions de Minuit
2005: Max Genève, Le violoniste, Éditions Zulma
2004: Maxence Firmine, Amazone, Éditions Albin Michel