LITERATURE The winner will be announced early Thursday afternoon from Rennes City Hall
High school students crowned Clara Dupont-Monod last year. — J.F.Monier/AFP
It’s a highly coveted literary prize. and which is often synonymous with success in bookstores. Three weeks after the Goncourt, the Goncourt for high school students will be awarded. Thursday with the announcement of the winner, which will take place in the early afternoon from the salons of the Rennes City Hall.
Four authors, including two women , are in the running for the prize: Pascale Robert-Diard, author of La petite menteusepublished by L’iconoclaste, Nathan Devers for Artificial links (Albin Michel), Sarah Jollien-Fardel for His favorite (Editions Sabine Wespieser ) and Sabyl Ghoussoub for Beyrouth-sur-Seine, published; at Stock.
Arousing a taste for reading in high school students
The regional deliberations of the Goncourt Prize for High School Students, created by and organized by Fnac and the Ministry of National Education, took place this year in six cities (Lyon, Metz, Nantes, Nîmes, Paris and Rennes). Little brother of the Goncourt, the Goncourt for high school students allows each year to some 2,000 high school students to discover contemporary literature and to arouse in students a taste for reading.
It had been assigned last year at Clara Dupont-Monod for S’adapte (Editions Stock), a novel about disability.