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The Medici Prize awarded to Luc Lang for "The temptation"


In his novel, the writer questions human nature and animal nature.

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The writer Luc Lang during his speech on the occasion of the Prix Médicis, Paris, November 8, 2019. ERIC FEFERBERG / AFP

In his novel, the writer questions human nature and animal nature.

Noted since its release, The Temptation , finalist this week for the Femina Prize , received this Friday another major award, the Medici.

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Luc Lang's novel opens on a scene in suspense: a man armed with a rifle pointed at a deer. It is a hunter who admits to love stalking and the power to kill. Yet that day, he hesitates, wounds the animal and ends up taking him to his car to heal.

What happened ? Why did he go so radically from death to life? With this surprising starting point, the writer sets the tone of his fiction that tells how the world can rock in a second and how a person can become aware of the violence.


After a dozen books, including Thousand six hundred bellies rewarded by the Goncourt high school students, Luc Lang proposes a novel at once very realistic, very contemporary, but also very Biblical with this idea of ​​an apocalypse to come and bestiality present in every human being.

The foreign Medici was awarded to the Icelandic Audur Ava Olafsdottir for Miss Iceland , translated from Icelandic by Eric Boury (Zulma). The Medici test was awarded to Bulle Ogier and Anne Diatkine for I forgot (Threshold).

Source: rfi

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