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Five books are in competition for the Prix de la Ville de Deauville

© Laurent Lachèvre
© Naïade Plante

For 13 years, the Books & Musics Festival of Deauville has explored French literary production thanks to its literary prize and honors contemporary authors for whom music is one of the challenges of creation. After having awarded Virginie Despentes in 2016, the prize went to Frédérique Deghelt after a close debate by the jury chaired by Jérôme Garcin on March 18. The Prize is endowed with € 4 and will be awarded on Saturday April 500 during the festival.

The selection of 2017 books:

Gérard de Cortanze, Zazous, Editions Albin Michel
Frederique Deghelt, Libertango, Éditions Actes Sud
Friend Flammer, Learn to live underwater, Editions Christian Bourgois
Hubert Haddad, First snow on Pondicherry, Editions Zulma
Sarah Leon, Wanderer, Éditions Héloïse d'Ormesson

Book summaries here.

Jury members

The winning authors since the creation of Books & Music: 

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

2015: Michel Bernard and Gil de Célia Houdart, Ravel's forests, Éditions La Table ronde and POL
2014: Gilles Leroy, Nina Simone, Mercure de France Editions
2013: Bruno Le Maire, Absolute music : a rehearsal with Carlos Kleiber, Gallimard editions
2012: Stéphane Héaume, Sheridan Square, editions Threshold and special jury prize to Philippe and Scarlett Reliquet, Listen to Handel, Gallimard editions

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



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