Paris, June 8, 2010
Jeffrey Archer won the 33ème Prix Relay du Roman d'Evasion with his novel Le sentier de la gloire
The 33ème Prix Relay du Roman d'Evasion has been awarded on Thuesday, June 8th at the Maison d'Amérique Latine (Paris).
The novel which won the price is Le sentier de la gloire, by Jeffrey Archer who will benefit from a promotion and a media coverage in the Relay network which has 650,000 clients every day and sells 15,000 books every day.
The Prix Relay du Roman d'Evasion
In 1978 Hachette Détail created under the label "Prix d'Ulysse", a literary prize allowing distinguishing a noteworthy book according to its style's qualities and its sense of the imaginary, aiming at a large public. In 2000, this award has been renamed "Prix Relay du Roman d'Evasion".
The jury is made up of personalities working in the travel, art and entertainment businesses. Thanks to the diversity of their points of view, the book awarded each year is original and surprising. The deliberations took place in the presence of the jury which was headed by Sophie Boissard, General Manager of the Department Stations & Connexions of the French Railways (SNCF).
The author and his novel
Born in England in 1940, Sir Jeffrey Archer studied in Oxford University and then began a political career. He was elected at the House of Commons in 1969, becoming then one of the youngest members in History. In 1974, ruined, he quit political life and decided to become rich thanks to his talent of writer.
His novel, Le Sentier de la Gloire, tells us the extraordinary story of George Mallory, a English talented mountaineer who would have been the first man to climb the Everest. This hothead, friend of the great intellectuals of the beginning of the XXth century will never come back from his expedition...
- Alexander TWOSE - TWOSE@lsnet.fr