THE CITY OF DEAUVILLE'S LITERARY PRIZE

8 books in competition

Presentation of the prize to Colette Fellous for Dalida © Laurent Lachèvre
Sandrine Boyer-Engel

Since 2004, the Deauville Book & Music Festival has been exploring French literary production with its literary prize and honoring contemporary authors for whom music is one of the creative challenges. The prize is awarded by a jury chaired by Jérôme Garcin. It is endowed with 4 500€. The winner is known a few days before the festival and the prize is awarded during the Festival.

The 2016 Book Selection:

Stephane Barsacq - Albin Michel : The piano in the education of young girls
Philippe Broussard - Edition Stock : Living a hundred days and one
Fanny Chiarello - L'Olivier : In his own role
Virginie Despentes - Grasset : Vernon subutex Vol 2
Adbourahman Waberi - Zulma : La divine chanson
Fabrice Loi - Gallimard : Pirates
Pierre Grillet - Edition Stock : Madame Rêve
Olivier Baumont - Gallimard : A l'opéra, Monsieur !

Book summaries here

The members of the jury

From left to right : Philippe Augier, Jérôme Garcin, François Bott, Arnaud Cathrine, Paul Giannoli, Stéphane Héaume, Philippe Labro, Scholastique Mukasonga, Christine Orban, Florian Zeller, Jérémie Rhorer and Julien Chauvin 

 

The winning authors since the creation of Books & Music : 

2015 : Les forêts de Ravel by Michel Bernard ( éditions La Table ronde) and Gil by Célia Houdart (P.O.L.)
2014 : Nina Simone by Gilles Leroy (Mercure de France)
2013 : Absolute music: a rehearsal with Carlos Kleiber by Bruno Le Maire (Gallimard)
2012: Shéridan Square by Stéphane Héaume (Seuil) and special jury prize for Ecouter Haendel by Philippe and Scarlett Reliquet (Gallimard)
2011 : Jacques Offenbach by Nicolas d'Estienne d'Orves (Actes Sud)

 

 

 

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

 

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