The Prix Femina goes to the Stock publishing house and the Interallié prize to JC Lattès editions; while Grasset captures the Femina foreign novel prize, the Medicis non-fiction prize and the Prix Renaudot des Lycéens
Several subsidiary publishing houses of Lagardère Publishing were recently honoured with literary awards.
The Prix Femina was awarded to Jean-Louis Fournier for Où on va Papa? [Where are we going daddy?], published by Stock.
The Interallié prize was attributed to Serge Bramly for his novel Le premier principe, le second principe [The first and second laws], published by the JC Lattès publishing house (this novel also received the 2008 Cap-Ferret literary prize).
The Prix Femina for the best foreign novel went to Italy’s Sandro Veronesi for Chaos Calme [Quiet Chaos], published by Grasset. The theatrical release of the film adaptation directed by Antonio Luigi Grimaldi, entitled Caos Calmo, is scheduled for 10 December. Chaos Calme previously received this year’s Prix Méditerranée for the best foreign novel.
The Grasset publishing house also received the Medicis non-fiction prize for Warhol Spirit, by Cécile Guilbert, and the 17th Prix Renaudot des Lycéens (awarded by high school students) for Le voyage du fils [A son’s journey], by Olivier Poivre d’Arvor.
Finally, in conjunction with the Touquet Book Fair, the 2nd annual Grand Prix award for a political biography was awarded to Simon Sebag-Montefiore for his biography entitled Le Jeune Staline [The Young Stalin], published by Calmann-Lévy.