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10 May 2017 Press release

Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation - May 2017

The Literary Council of the Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation met at the Grand Véfour in Paris to draw up a shortlist of authors for the Literary Prize, which recognises a renowned French-speaking writer for the whole of his or her work.  The jury selected:

S.A.R. la Princesse de Hanovre entourée des membres du Conseil Littéraire. © - Direction de la Communication / Charly Gallo

Annie Ernaux

Maurizio Serra

Michel Tremblay


Also selected for the "Discovery Grant," a prize awarded to a French author for a first work of fiction, were:


Pierre Adrian, Les âmes simples (The Simple Souls)* - Equateurs, January 2017

Cédric Gras, Anthracite - Stock, August 2016

Frédéric Gros, Possédées (Possessed) - Albin Michel, August 2016

Néhémy Pierre-Dahomey, Rapatriés (Repatriated) - Seuil, January 2017

Blandine Rinkel, L’abandon des pretentions (Abandoning Pretensions) - Fayard, January 2017


All of these works will be part of the Reading Marathon, which will be launched on Wednesday 21 June 2017 at the Multimedia Library of Monaco.


The Literary Prize and the Discovery Grant will be announced on Thursday 5 October, in Monaco.





Photo Caption:  H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover with members of the Literary Council.  © - Government Communication Department/ Charly Gallo



*Translations provided for information purposes only

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