French writer Brigitte Giroud This Thursday rose with Goncourt Prizethe most important French literature for his novel life life (live fast). Giroux is the thirteenth woman to win the award, which has been presented every year since 1903. life lifepublished by Flamarion Publishing House in France, tells of an investigation trying to decipher the ins and outs of a fatal traffic accident his partner suffered twenty years ago.
The announcement took place, as is traditional, in the central Parisian restaurant Drouant, where the jury met to vote and award the prize. The writer and member of the Académie Goncourt, Paul Constant, declared in the middle Great media expectations.
In fact, the French were tied by five votes to five with the Italian-Swiss Giuliano da Empoli and his work The magician of the KremlinAnd the who seemed to start out as the favourite, but the Academy President’s reference vote (Didier DequinI turned the scales toward Jiro.
“It’s fantastic,” the writer told the press when she went to the Derwant, as usual, to share lunch with the jury at Goncourt. Giroud also stated that in the moment she heard the news, she thought about her deceased partner, Claude, and how “love” had led her to this victory.
In addition to Da Empoli and his account of the intrigues of the Kremlin, Haitian MacKenzie Urcel completed the list of four finalists for this year inhumane As well as the French Chloe Corman with Les presque soeurs.
Giroud succeeds the Senegalese Muhammed Mubaugher Sarr, Goncourt Prize last year for his novel A man’s most secret memoriesShe became one of the few women to have received the most important prize in French letters in just over a century of history. Even among the jury members, there was little attendance at the Goncourt Academy, which earned the institution significant criticism.
Goncourt was created in his will by the nineteenth century French writer Edmond de Goncourt.
Among the winners Some of the Great Names of French Letters in the Twentieth CenturyFrom Marcel Proust to Pierre Lemaitre through Amin Maalouf, Marguerite Duras, Simone de Beauvoir and Romain Gary.
Goncourt, which guarantees the winners of courses worth millions of dollars and is translated into dozens of languages, has just a token cash prize, where the winner receives a check for ten euros.