Renaudot Prize: Dominique Fortier remains in the running
The Renaudot Prize announced the finalists as part of its third selection. Quebecker Dominique Fortier remains in contention with The cities of paper in the Essays category.
Share November 5, 2020 1:52 p.m. Share Renaudot Prize: Dominique Fortier remains in the running Agence France-Presse PARIS – The Renaudot Prize announced Thursday the name of its finalists, six in the novel category and three for the essays, specifying that he would wait for the reopening of bookstores to announce the winners.
The prize, traditionally awarded on the same day as the Goncourt, was initially to be awarded on November 10 and is postponed sine die .
Like Goncourt, Renaudot wants the end of sanitary measures that prevent bookstores, considered as “non-essential” businesses, from welcoming customers.
In the novel, five titles which have been appreciated by several literary juries, such as those of Hervé Le Tellier (also finalist of Goncourt) or Irène Frain, alongside a surprise guest, Anthony Palou.
The Renaudot can have confusing choices. In 2019, the winner, Sylvain Tesson ( La panthère des neiges ), was not mentioned in any selection. In 2018, the winner Valérie Manteau ( Le sillon ) was drafted when she was not among the finalists.
Third selection of French novels
– Jean-Paul Enthoven, What pleased Blanche (Grasset)
– Irène Frain, A crime of no importance (Seuil)
– Marie-Hélène Lafon, Story of the son (Buchet-Chastel)
– Hervé Le Tellier, L'Anomalie (Gallimard)
– Étienne de Montety, The Great Test (Stock)
– Anthony Palou, The Golden Sickle (Rocher)
Third selection of tests
– Dominique Fortier, The towns of paper (Grasset)
– David Le Bailly, The Other Rimbaud (The Iconoclast)
– Frédéric Pajak, Uncertain manifesto 9 (Black on White)