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The eight books in competition for the Literary Prize of the City of Deauville 2016. The winner will be known on April 16 at 19:30 p.m. - Villa Le Cercle - Deauville.

Stephane barscaq

The piano in the education of young girls

Albin Michel - Selection Books and Music Awards of the City of Deauville

Can we find great love in a society dedicated to enjoyment and individualism?

Volodia, a young history teacher fond of literature, music and the absolute is certain of this. To take us on this initiatory journey, Stéphane Barsacq dips his ink of humor, wit and verve. We laugh and we cry about the tragicomic situations, and what reveals his look on our singularly crazy world.

Philippe Broussard

Live a hundred and one days

Stock Edition -Selection of Books & Music Awards from the City of Deauville

In this book, constructed like a novel but nourished solely by real facts, the author reconstructs from day to day an unknown episode in the career of Billie Holiday. He sets off in the footsteps of an indomitable "Lady Day", finds forgotten witnesses and immerses the reader in the disturbing atmosphere of the late XNUMXs.

Fanny chiarello

In his own role

L'Olivier-Selection Books and Music Awards of the City of Deauville

A misdirected letter and a shared passion for opera will provoke the meeting of two women and upset their destinies. The inner journey of two women in search of absolute and emancipation, is what tells this dark novel as the world in which they seem locked, and luminous as the love which pushes them to free themselves from it.

Orange Book Prize 2015

Landernau Discovery Prize 2015

Virginie Despentes

Vernon subutex Vol 2

Grasset-Selection Books and Music Awards of the City of Deauville

WHO IS VERNON SUBUTEX? An urban legend? A fallen angel? A disappeared who keeps on coming back? The holder of a secret? The last witness to a disappeared world? The ultimate face of our inhuman comedy? Our collective ghost?

Landerneau Prize for the novel 2015

Abdourahman Waberi

The divine song

Zulma-Selection Books and Music Awards of the City of Deauville

Divine Song is a novel, a romantic novel that takes hold of an exemplary life, that of an African American singer, composer, poet born in Chicago in 1949, whose immense genius and harsh destiny cannot be overlooked: Gil Scott-Heron, reinvented here as the enchanting Sammy.

2015 Louis Guilloux Prize Winner

Fabrice Loi


Gallimard-Selection Books and Music Awards of the City of Deauville

Tony Palacio, fairground man, jazz trumpeter, leaves the family lottery and goes to Marseille. Between survival and petty traffic, he meets Max Opale, a former soldier who has become an expert in ballistics. By turns friend, mentor and rival, Max Opale initiates Tony into violence in an investigation linked to the pirates of Somalia. A novel about our ideals, and the links that unite music, poetry and politics.

Pierre Grillet

Madam dream

Stock Edition-Selection Books and Music Awards of the City of Deauville

At the origin of Alain Bashung's most legendary song, there is a man. And an impossible love. Pierre Grillet tells the story of this woman who inspired words we know in spite of ourselves by heart: they loved each other, fled, betrayed, they were reconciled. They played with their lives. Natasha haunted New York, luxury hotels and mental hospitals. The lovers got lost but the love remained; this is what we discover, page by page, in this spellbinding book.

Olivier Baumont

At the opera, sir!

Gallimard-Selection Books and Music Awards of the City of Deauville

Saint-Simon knew how to listen to his time, and if he only heard the music perhaps, he was careful to memorize everything. The musical echoes that reach us today are magnified by his literary genius; they are fascinating, surprising, and rich in new perceptions both over the period and about the author himself

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