Elaborate French 2023 Literary Prize

  In golden autumn in October, the sky is high and the clouds are light, the sun is shining brightly, and the autumn chrysanthemums are blooming yellow. At the end of October and the beginning of November every year, the French literary world is very lively, entering the annual literary award season. Once a work wins an award, it often becomes a bestseller. On October 24, 2013, the award of the French Academy Fiction Prize kicked off the French 2013 Literary Prize, followed by the Goncourt Literary Prize, the Renaudeau Literary Prize, the Fermina Literary Prize, the Medici Literary Prize and the Alliance The literary awards have been announced successively.   On November 24, 2013, French journalist and writer Christophe Ono-dit Biot won 11th place in the first round of voting with his new novel
Voted 6 to 6 and won the 2013 French Academy Fiction Prize. The Grand Prix of the French Academy of Fiction is the only literary award in France with a prize money of 7,500 euros, and it is also the only official literary award among the six major French literary awards. “Diving” is published by Gallimard Press, France.
  Christophe Honor-Ti-Biot was born on January 24, 1975 in the French port city of Le Havre. He spent a happy childhood on the coast of Normandy. He went to middle school in Paris and chose literature major in university. After graduation, he studied comparative literature. In 1995, Christophe Ono-Ti-Bio, who was still in school, entered the fast-growing Internet industry in France. He applied for a job in a British company and published blog posts on the Internet every day. In 1996 he published his first article in “NRV” magazine. After graduating from graduate school, he worked as a French teacher in a school in the suburbs of Paris and worked part-time in an advertising agency. In 2000, his debut novel “Désagrégé” (Désagrégé) was published. In 2001, he won the Edmé de la Rochefoucauld Literary Award, and was soon put on the screen. Shortly after the publication of “Divided”, Christophe Ono-Thi-Bio collaborated with the famous French magazine “Elle” (Elle), writing several articles on post-war Lebanese youth. In 2002, he published his second novel, Interdit à toute femme et à toute femelle (Interdit à toute femme et à toute femelle). Subsequently, Christophe Ono-Ti-Bio went to work for the French “Point” magazine, published many current affairs reports, and often conducted interviews in Afghanistan, Myanmar and other countries. In 2004, he was sent to work in Thailand . In 2004, he published his third novel, “Génération spontanée” (Génération spontanée), which won the Vocation Literature Award and the Night Flight Literature Award. In 2007, he published the novel “Birmane” (Birmane), which won the 2007 Union Literature Award. In August 2007, he served as the editor-in-chief of the cultural section of “Viewpoint” magazine, and in January 2010, he became the deputy editor-in-chief of “Viewpoint” magazine. During this period, he cooperated with many French radio and television stations to do cultural dissemination work. In 2013, Christophe Honoro-Tibio published his fifth novel “Diving”, which won the Grand Prix de France for Fiction.
  ”Diving” is a highly autobiographical novel. A man is madly in love with a female artist, and they have a lovely son. This woman is named Paz, has an amazing artistic talent, but she feels very depressed in Europe. A few months ago, she left her husband and son and went to a place alone. One day someone called to tell him that Paz had been found dead on a beach in some Arabian country, very close to the water, apparently from drowning, naked and the sea had deposited salt crystals on her skin. . Desperate to tell his son the truth about his mother, the man decides to investigate Paz, whom he once loved. So, he traced the clues of their love, Paz’s career in art, and the birth of his son, trying to figure out what caused Paz’s death like this. From the treasures of old Europe to the metropolises of the New World, from the marble of museums to the sandy beaches where people wash off all their desires. “Diving” depicts the story of a couple in this day and age, in search of freedom and purity in a time when it is increasingly difficult to love each other.
  After 12 rounds of fierce competition for the Goncourt Literature Prize
  , French writer Pierre Lemaitre finally won the 2013 French Prize for his new work “Au revoir là-haut” (Au revoir là-haut) with 6 votes to 4 votes. The most important literary award – the Goncourt Prize for Literature. The jury felt that Lemaitre’s novel managed to capture the persistence of the horrors of war, even after the battlefield was cleared, and praised his “cinematic” writing style. The book is published by French publishing house Alban Michel. Before the award, the book had sold 100,000 copies, and the publisher estimated that the sales volume would exceed 400,000 copies after the award.
  Pierre Lemaitre was born in Paris on April 19, 1951. After graduating from university, he worked as a middle school literature teacher for many years, teaching French literature, American literature, literary analysis and cultural introduction, and later spent most of his time writing novels and movie scripts. Pierre Lemaitre is a writer of detective novels. He published his debut novel “Travail soigné” (Travail soigné) in 2006. So far, he has published 5 detective novels, 3 novels, 2 movie scripts, and 4 TV scripts. Among them, the detective novel “Careful Work” won the First Novel Award at the 2006 Cognac Carnival, the novel “Groom’s Dress” (Robe de marié) won 4 small literary awards including the 2009 Reader’s Literature Award, and the novel “Black Frame” (Cadres noirs) won the 2010 European Viewpoint Literature Award, and the detective novel Alex won the 2012 Pocket Book Detective Readers Literary Award. Won the French Nancy Bookstore Literary Award and the 2013 Bookstore Most Popular Novel Award. The novel “Black Frame” and the detective novel “Alex” have been adapted into films.
  Goodbye in Heaven is the story of two young French veterans who represent the lost post-World War I generation. After a long trench war, Albert and Édouard struggled to reintegrate into French society after leaving the army. They quickly understood that the war was over and the country no longer needed them. The country praises those who died for the country, but forgets the living people who once fought for the country. Albert became a timid and poor clerk with nothing. Edward is the out-of-favor son of a banker turned gay artist. They made sacrifices for the country, but they were ignored by the government and marginalized by society. They make a living out of dead man’s money scams in order to survive. This “moving” novel has received unanimous praise from French critics.
  After learning of the award, Pierre Lemaitre told Agence France-Presse that he thought the award was awarded to himself, which proves the popularity of the award and is also good news for popular literature. The award-winning novel “Goodbye in the Sky” also reminds people not to forget the First World War on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War in 2014, and stimulates people’s research on war issues.
  Renaudeau Literary Prize
  On the same day when the Goncourt Prize was presented, the French director and writer Yann Moix won the 2013 Renaudeau Literary Prize for his new work “Naissance”. “Birth” was favored by the judges and won the first round of selection. At the same time, “Birth” is the only novel that entered the re-evaluation list of the three major literary awards including the 2013 French Goncourt Literary Prize, Renaudeau Literary Prize and Medici Literary Prize. The book is published by Grasse Press, France.

  Jan Moir was born in Nevers, the capital of Nievres, France on March 31, 1968. He attended primary and secondary schools in Orléans, and then at Rennes Higher Commercial School. After graduating in 1992, he went to the University of Rennes to study philosophy. In 1995, he went to the French Institute of Political Studies for further study. From 1998 to 2002, Jan Moir collaborated with the cultural edition of the famous French magazine Marianne. In 1996, he published his first novel “Jubilation vers le ciel” (Jubilation vers le ciel), which won the Goncourt Literary Prize for his first novel, the French Academy François Mauriac Literary Prize and many other literary awards. Jan Moir is a prolific writer who has published 12 novels, a film script, a collection of poems, a song of lyrics, and directed 3 films. Among them, three of his novels were nominated for the Goncourt Prize and the Renaudeau Literary Prize. Since 2008, Jan Moir has published weekly column articles in the French “Le Figaro” literary supplement, and cooperated with the French “Viewpoint” magazine, France Europe and other units. Since 2011, he has also served as a judge for the Saint-Germain Literary Prize. Jan Moir is also a film director. His first film “Podium” (Podium) won the Robert Henrico Award for Best Director in 2004. However, his second film, “Cinéman” (Cinéman) was not only a commercial failure, but also won the “worst” film award.
  ”Birth” is a 1152-page masterpiece, which is the author’s autobiography. The book focuses on the relationship between father and son, and describes the time of a future writer named Jan Moir in his mother’s womb, in his infancy, and his childhood in Orleans. There are seemingly endless characters in the book, filled with endless monologues, dialogues, and summaries, and the first 85 pages are devoted to young Jan Mois cursing his parents because he didn’t want to be born at all. The novel repeatedly tells of an abused childhood, but it keeps digressing. “Birth” reflects the life of French provincials in the 1970s.
  Fermina Literary Prize
  On November 6, 2013, French-Cameroonian female writer Léonora Miano (Léonora Miano) won the 2013 Annual Award in the first round of voting with her new work “Dark Season” (La saison de l’ombre) Laureate of the Fermina Literary Prize. The book is published by Grasse Press, France. The Femina Literary Prize was founded in 1904. The original intention was to set up an annual female literary prize corresponding to the Goncourt Literary Prize to encourage female literary creation. The 12 judges are all women.
  Leonora Miano was born on March 12, 1973 in the coastal city of Douala, Cameroon. After finishing elementary and middle school in his hometown, he came to France to study in 1991. He first studied literature in Valenciere, France, and then studied American literature in Nanterre. He currently lives in Paris. In 2005, he published his first novel “L’intérieur de la nuit” (L’intérieur de la nuit), which was a success in one fell swoop and won six literary awards including the 2006 Women’s First Write Award and the Cameroon Excellent Literature Award. The French “Lire” magazine published the book listed as a bestseller. In 2006, he published his second novel, Contours du jour qui vient (Contours du jour qui vient), which won the Goncourt Prize for Literature for Middle School Students. Leonora Miano is a prolific writer who has published eleven novels to date. “Blues pour Elise” (Blues pour Elise) published in 2010 and “Ces ames chagrines” (Ces ames chagrines) published in 2011 both won the “Black Africa” ​​literary award, and “Writing to Speak” published in 2012 (Ecrits pour la parole) won the 2012 Seligman Literary Award, and “Dark Season” published in 2013 won the Fermina Literary Award. Leonora Miano spent her teenage years in Africa, and she has a deep affection for Africa and is inextricably linked with it. Most of her novels describe stories that happened in Africa.
  The story described in “Dark Season” took place in the 17th century in a place in the interior of West Africa, where the Milango tribe lived. One day, when it was about to dawn, a fire broke out in the village suddenly, and 10 men suddenly disappeared, two of them were middle-aged men. The women were crying in the village, where are the children? Who is the culprit of this fire? How to find missing children? The men of the Milango tribe don’t know how to deal with it, but they all know how to respect life. So people started looking for the missing children. Through investigation, the chief of the Milango tribe, tribe representatives and the mothers of the three missing children gradually understood that the missing children were snatched by the neighboring Bewelle tribe. The children were tied up and taken to the sea, where they were sold to Europeans from the far north.
  Leonora Miano boldly explores the sensitive history of the 17th century black slave trade, reminding people not to forget history.
  Medici Literary Prize The Medici Literary Prize is the second largest literary prize in France after the Goncourt Prize, aiming to reward talented writers. French psychoanalyst and female writer Marie Darrieussecq won 5 to 3 votes in the first round of voting for her new book “Il faut beaucoup aimer les hommes” (Il faut beaucoup aimer les hommes). French 2013 Medici Literature Prize. The book is published by French POL Press.
  Marie Darrieusek was born on January 3, 1969 in Bayonne, a small village in the Basque Country in southwestern France, where she spent her childhood. After finishing elementary school and junior high school in his hometown, he went to high school in Bordeaux in 1988 and was admitted to the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris in 1990. After graduating from university, he went to Paris III and Paris VII to study literature. Marie Darieusek had a love of literature and a gift for it. She published the short story “La Randonneuse” (La Randonneuse) while still in high school in 1988, and won the French Young Writers Prize. Subsequently published a number of short stories. In 1998, Marie Darieusek published her first novel “Truismes” (Truismes). At that time, she was still writing her graduation thesis and teaching at Lille III. “Self-Evidence” has achieved great success, with a sales volume of 300,000 copies, translated into more than 30 languages, and at the same time transferred the right to adapt it. Marie Darieusek is a prolific writer who has published 15 novels and novellas, 1 essay, 2 translations, 1 play, edited 4 books and wrote prefaces for 4 books so far. Among them, her “self-evident truth”, “Baby” (Bébe), “Naissance des fant? mes” (Naissance des fant? mes), “Oceanic Museum” (Le Musée de la mer) and “Tom is dead” (Tom est mort), etc. 5 works have been staged. Her new work “Should Care More About Men” won the 2013 French Medici Literature Award. Marie Darieusek spent a year and a half crafting this beloved novel.
  ”Should Love Men More” is an emotional novel. The protagonists of the novel are a pair of fanatical interracial lovers: Solange, a white Basque actress in her thirties, and Cuueso, a handsome black man of Cameroon origin. Solange works in Hollywood, and one day at a party, he meets Cuueso, who is also developing in the United States. However, Solange discovers that Cuueso, whom she loves, is black. Why black, how did I fall in love with black? Solange suddenly encountered many problems. Therefore, Solange tried every means to understand the situation, read various books, and asked questions from time to time. Cuueso, whom Solange loves, has a dream to make a film in Africa. Solange then ventured with Cuueso and followed him to the other side of the world: on the banks of the Ntem River on the border between Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. With the smooth filming of the movie, their love has grown day by day, and finally entered the palace of marriage.

  The novel “Should Care More About Men” actually reveals people’s various views on “mixed-color” couples. However, love transcends skin color, and lovers will eventually get married.
  Union Literary Award
  On November 19, 2013, French actor, director and writer Nelly Alard won the 2013 Union Literary Award in France for her new work “Moment d’un couple” . This is the first female writer to win the award in 22 years. The book is published by Gallimard Press, France.
  Nellie Aral was born in the Brittany region of France. She loved literature since she was a child and wrote a work when she was 10 years old. After finishing primary and secondary school in her hometown, she was admitted to the Paris National School of Dramatic Arts in 1981. During her studies, a director asked her to act in a short film, and then her tutor asked her to play a role in a TV series. . At that time, in order to make a living and study, she also did various jobs, worked as a tutor, and sold balloons in the forest. After graduating in 1985, she began working as an actress in film, television and theater before moving to the United States where she starred in two feature films. At the same time, she began to write screenplays. Her first screenplay, Thank you Satan, was made into a movie in 1989. She then stayed in the United States to continue writing and directing a film. A documentary and a screenplay. Returned to France in 1994 to study fine arts. After graduation, she collaborated with the French magazine Télérama to produce a CD for the 50th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival. In 1998, he worked in the “TV Overview” magazine and became a reporter of the magazine, responsible for the planning and creation of the magazine’s Internet website. In 2004, he became the person in charge of the magazine’s website until 2008. During this period, Nellie Alar continued to perform, and has since played 27 films or TV series and 9 plays, and directed one film and two TV series. In addition to the heavy work of acting and directing, Nellie Alar still has not forgotten her dream of writing novels. In 2010, her first novel “Le Crieur de nuit” (Le Crieur de nuit) was officially published, and won the 2010 Roger Niemeyer Literary Award, the Simon Fund Support Literary Innovation Award and the 2011 National Lion Literary Award, etc. Three literary awards. Her second novel, Moment of a Couple, won the 2013 Union Literary Award. After winning the award, Nellie Aral said happily, “I am the first female writer to win the Alliance Literary Award in 22 years. I am so honored, and the judges are all men.”
  Moments of a Couple is a book about fragile emotions and difficult relationship issues between men and women. The hero Oliver is a political reporter, and the heroine Juliette is an IT engineer for a large company. They have two children, live in a wealthy neighborhood in Paris, and lead a modern and happy life. One day, Oliver tells Juliette that he has an intimate relationship with a woman named Victor. Juliette was so shocked that she collapsed on the sofa. She couldn’t believe that such a thing could happen to her. Soon, Juliette cheered up. For the sake of her children, she is determined to fight against Oliver, hoping to save the family. The author used a lot of pen and ink to describe this triangle relationship and their respective psychological changes. Oliver was finally forced to reconcile with Juliette, and asked Juliette to help him break off with Victoire. However, how to heal the wound of betrayal? Everyone can imagine episodes and stories in their own lives..