THE BOOKS & MUSIC PRIZE OF THE CITY OF DEAUVILLE
Five books are competing for the Prize of the City of Deauville

Naïade Plante
©Laurent Lachèvre
© Naïade Plante

For 13 years, the Books & Music Festival of Deauville has been exploring, through literary prizes, French literary creations and has been paying tribute to contemporary authors for whom music is a creative challenge. After having awarded Virginie Despentes in 2016, this prize will award this year one of the novels selected by a jury chaired by Jérôme Garcin. The prize is 4,500 €. The name of the winner will be communicated on March 18th and the prize awarded on Saturday, April 8th during the Festival.

Book selection for 2017:

Gérard de Cortanze, Zazous, Éditions Albin Michel
Frédérique Deghelt, Libertango, Éditions Actes Sud
Ami Flammer, Apprendre à vivre sous l’eau, Éditions Christian Bourgois
Hubert Haddad, Premières neiges sur Pondichéry, Éditions Zulma
Sarah Leon, Wanderer, Éditions Héloïse d’Ormesson

Book abstracts here.

The members of the jury

Awarded authors since the creation of the Books & Music Festival:

2016: Virginie Despentes, Vernon Subutex Vol 2., Éditions Grasset

2015: Michel Bernard et Gil de Célia Houdart, Les forêts de Ravel, Éditions La Table ronde et P.O.L.
2014: Gilles Leroy, Nina Simone, Éditions Mercure de France
2013: Bruno Le Maire, Musique absolue : une répétition avec Carlos Kleiber, Éditions Gallimard
2012: Stéphane Héaume, Shéridan Square, Éditions Seuil and Special prize of the jury to Philippe and Scarlett Reliquet, Ecouter Haendel, Éditions Gallimard

2011: Nicolas d'Estienne d'Orves, Jacques Offenbach, Éditions Actes Sud

 

 

2010: Colette Fellous, Pour Dalida, Éditions Flammarion
2009: Stanislas Merhar, Petits poisons, Éditions Fayard
2008: Valentine Goby, L'échappée, Éditions Gallimard
2007: Alain Gerber, Paul Desmond et le côté féminin du monde, Éditions Fayard
2006: Jean Echenoz, Ravel, Éditions de Minuit
2005: Max Genève, Le violoniste, Éditions Zulma
2004: Maxence Firmine, Amazone, Éditions Albin Michel