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8 books in competition

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

Since 2004, the Deauville Books & Music Festival has explored French literary production thanks to its literary prize and honors contemporary authors for whom music is one of the challenges of creation. The prize is awarded by a jury chaired by Jérôme Garcin. It is endowed with € 4. The winner is known a few days before the festival and the prize awarded during the Festival.

The selection of 2016 books:

Stephane Barsacq - Albin Michel: The piano in the education of young girls
Philippe Broussard - Stock Edition: Live a hundred and one days
Fanny Chiarello - L'Olivier: In his own role
Virginie Despentes - Grasset: Vernon subutex Vol 2
Adbourahman Waberi - Zulma: The divine song
Fabrice Loi - Gallimard: Pirates
Pierre Grillet - Stock Edition: Madam dream
Olivier Baumont - Gallimard: At the opera, sir!

Book summaries here

Jury members

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: 

In 2015: Ravel's forests by Michel Bernard (La Table ronde editions) and Gil de Célia Houdart (POL)
In 2014: Nina Simone by Gilles Leroy (Mercure de France)
In 2013: Absolute music : rehearsal with Carlos Kleiber by Bruno Le Maire (Gallimard)
In 2012: Sheridan Square by Stéphane Héaume (Seuil) and special jury prize at Listening to Handel by Philippe and Scarlett Reliquet (Gallimard)
In 2011: Jacques Offenbach by Nicolas d'Estienne d'Orves (Actes Sud)




In 2010: For Dalida by Colette Fellous (Flammarion)
In 2009: Small poisons by Stanislas Merhar (Fayard)
In 2008: The escapede by Valentine Goby (Gallimard)
In 2007: Paul Desmond and the feminine side of the world by Alain Gerber (Fayard)
2006 : Ravel by Jean Echenoz (Editions de Minuit)
In 2005: Violinist by Max Genève (Zulma)
In 2004: Amazone by Maxence Firmine (Albin Michel)