French literary award season

With the major literary award season around the corner in France, the Literatures and Languages Library wants to highlight last year’s winners found in our own collection.

Prix Goncourt: La carte et le territoire by Michel Houellebecq

Prix Renaudot: Apocalypse bébé by Virginie Despentes

Prix Femina: La vie est brève et le désir sans fin by Patrick Lapeyre

Prix Interallié: L’amour nègre by Jean-Michel Olivier

Grand Prix du Roman de l’Académie Française: Nagasaki by Éric Faye

Prix Médicis: Naissance d’un pont by Maylis de Kerangel

Follow the award selection process for these prizes and more at

Check out our guides to French book reviews, book sellers, and library catalogs and to French Literature.


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