Books & Music Award of the City of Deauville

 

Remise du prix à Colette Fellous pour Dalida © Laurent Lachèvre
Célia Houdard, lauréate en 2015 pour xxxx ©Laurent Lachèvre

Since 2004, the “Books & Music Festival” of Deauville explores, through its literary prizes, French literary creations and promotes contemporary authors for whom music is a creative challenge. This prize, assigned by a jury chaired by Jérôme Garcin, corresponds to 4,500 €. The name of the winner is communicated some days before the Festival and the prize assigned during this event.

Book selection for 2016 :

Stephane Barscaq - Albin Michel: Le piano dans l’éducation des jeunes filles
Philippe Broussard-Edition Stock: Vivre cent jours et un
Fanny Chiarello-L’Olivier: Dans son propre rôle
Virginie Despentes-Grasset: Vernon subutex Vol 2
Adbourahman Waberi-Zulma: La divine chanson
Fabrice Loi-Gallimard: Pirates
Pierre Grillet-Edition Stock: Madame Rêve
Olivier Baumont-Gallimard: A l’opéra, Monsieur !

 

Members of the jury

From the left to the right: Philippe Augier, Jérôme Garcin, François Bott, Arnaud Cathrine, Paul Giannoli, Stéphane Héaume, Philippe Labro, Scholastique Mukasonga, Christine Orban, Florian Zeller, Jérémie Rhorer  and Julien Chauvin 

 

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

2015: Les forêts de Ravel by Michel Bernard (La Table ronde) and Gil de Célia Houdart (P.O.L.)
2014: Nina Simone by Gilles Leroy (Mercure de France)
2013: Musique absolue: une répétition avec Carlos Kleiber by Bruno Le Maire (Gallimard)
2012: Shéridan Square by Stéphane Héaume (Seuil) and special jury award to Ecouter Haendel by Philippe and Scarlett Reliquet (Gallimard)
2011: Jacques Offenbach by Nicolas d'Estienne d'Orves (Actes Sud)
2010: Pour Dalida by Colette Fellous (Flammarion)
2009: Petits poisons by Stanislas Merhar (Fayard)
2008: L'échappée by Valentine Goby (Gallimard)
2007: Paul Desmond et le côté féminin du monde by Alain Gerber (Fayard)
2006: Ravel by Jean Echenoz (Editions de Minuit)
2005: Le violoniste by Max Genève (Zulma)
2004: Amazone by Maxence Firmine (Albin Michel)