The Femina prize for the French novel is awarded to Serge Joncour for his book "Nature humaine" published by Flammarion, which depicts the changes in France at the end of the 20th century, through the fate of a family of farmers from the South. Where is.
Serge Joncour, with "
", won the Femina prize for the French novel on Monday, while most of the other literary awards have postponed their edition pending the reopening of bookstores.
" (Flammarion), Serge Joncour, 58, signs a great rural novel which depicts the changes in France at the end of the 20th century, through the fate of a family of farmers in the South West.
The Femina prize for foreign novel went to the Briton of South African origin Deborah Levy, for her autobiographical diptych, "
The Cost of Life
" and "
What I don't want to know
" (Editions du Sous-Sol).
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" (Anamosa), wins the prize for the essay.
Finally, a "Special Jury Prize" was awarded to the Lebanese Charif Majdalani, for "
" (Actes Sud).
Solidarity with booksellers
The exclusively female jury distinguished itself from other prizes (such as the Goncourt or L'Interallié, postponed
) by considering that it was better to hand over its prize despite the confinement which prohibits the opening of "non-essential" shops. , including bookstores.
"The annual literary awards event constitutes a major act of support for all the players in the book chain, publishers, booksellers and authors who, at the moment, are resisting by all means to contrary circumstances. We are fully in solidarity with the booksellers ", explained the Femina jury.