Thursday, December 9

Prix ​​Goncourt des Lycéens: who are the five finalists?

Who will succeed Djaïli Amadou Amal? Five finalists are in the running for the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens 2021, which will be awarded this Thursday, November 25 in Rennes (Ille-et-Vilaine).

The high school delegates from each region, who had two months to read the 14 competing novels from the first selection of the Académie Goncourt, deliberated on Monday, November 22. The selected works are as follows:

– “Le Voyage dans l’Est”, by Christine Angot (Flammarion ed.)

– “The postcard”, by Anne Berest (ed. Grasset)

– “To adapt”, by Clara Dupont-Monod (ed. Stock)

– “If there is only one left”, by Patrice Franceschi (ed. Grasset)

– “Bitter Sun”, by Lilia Hassaine (ed. Gallimard)

In 2020, the Goncourt des lycéens was awarded to Djaïli Amadou Amal for “Les impatientes” (ed. Emmanuelle Collas), a novel in which she examines the lives of three women with linked destinies and, through them, the theme of forced marriage in the Sahel, polygamy and violence against women.

Created and organized by the Ministry of National Education and Fnac, with the agreement of the Académie Goncourt, this prize allows nearly 2,000 high school students to discover all the novels appearing in the first selection and to make their voices heard. voice. Its objective is also to arouse the desire to read.

It concerns students from all high schools, general, technological and professional, agricultural, penitentiary centers, from the second to BTS classes, as well as the establishments of the Agency for the teaching of French abroad (AEFE) and those of the French Secular Mission (Mlf).

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