Portrait and interview of Djaili Amadou Amal, the only woman in the running for the 2020 Goncourt Prize. -


Djaïli Amadou Amal, star of literature in his country, won the 33rd Goncourt des Lycéens for

Les Impatientes

(Emmanuelle Collas)

on Wednesday

, a poignant novel on the condition of women in the South Sahel.

“The writing is simple and touching and rings true, without unnecessary lyricism.

It is a subtle book that allows us to observe the question of forced marriage through the prism of this moving testimony, ”declared the president of the high school jury by videoconference.

Two days after the Goncourt

The 33rd Goncourt Prize for high school students was proclaimed two days after its big brother the Goncourt, at the end of a video-conference meeting of a national jury of high school students, Fnac announced in a press release.

For two months, nearly 2,000 high school students from 56 classes have been engaged in reading the 14 novels selected by the Académie Goncourt.

On Monday, the Goncourt prize was awarded to Hervé Le Tellier for


(Gallimard), a novel about an event that is difficult to explain that we will strive to explain.


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