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Le Prix Littéraire Prince Pierre de Monaco

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19 October 2019

The Prince Pierre Literary Prize of Monaco, created in 1951, honors each year, on proposal of the Literary Council,a renowned French-speaking writer for all of his work.It has a price of 25,000 euros.This year the LITERARY PRIZE has been awarded to:
LINDA LÊLinda Lê was born in 1963 in Dalat, Vietnam, where she spent the first years of her childhood. In 1969, the family went to Saigon to flee the war. Linda Lê is studying at the Lycée Français and is passionate about Victor Hugo and Balzac. In 1977, she left Vietnam for France and arrived in Le Havre with her mother and sisters. In 1981, she moved to Paris full of ambition, attended khâgne classes at Lycée Henri-IV, then enrolled at the Sorbonne.

His first novel, _A so tender vampire_, appears in 1986 at La Table Ronde, but it's mainlyto Éditions Christian Bourgois that she then publishes her novels, short stories and essays, except _Les Gospels du Crime_, very noticed when it was published in 1992, published by Julliard and later reprinted by Christian Bourgois.

Critic at _Magazine Littéraire_, Linda Lê is also prefacière.Linda Lê has always had an infinite love for the French language and literature.From _The Gospels of Crime _ (1992), the originality of her style is deployed to associate a kind of immediate lucidity, a rigorous truth and a verbal elegance that belong only to her. In each of his novels there is a fight, personal or imaginary (_The Trois Parques _, _ Les Aubes_, _Lettre morte_), where the serenity of writing contrasts with the brutality of the situation. Abundantly translated into English, Dutch and Portuguese, his work has been published almost entirely by Éditions Christian Bourgois, of which she is the figurehead of contemporary French literature.Critics believe that Linda Lê's books know how to register "without noise" in the literary landscape.His style would be imbued with "a force of analysis and an oratorical distance that it seems to inherit from the seventeenth century".
Selective Bibliography: _A So Sweet Vampire_, 1986 - _Fuir, _1987- _Solo_, 1988 - _The Gospels of Crime_, 1992 - _Calomnies_, 1993 -_The Sayings of an idiot_, 1995 - _The Three Parques_, 1997 - _Voix_, 1998 -_Letter dead_, 1999 -You will write about happiness, 1999 - _The Aubes_, 2000 - _Other games withthe fire, 2002 - Marina Tsvetaieva,how's life going ?, 2002 - _Nobody, _2003 - _Kriss_suivi de _The man ofPorlock _2004 - _The Caliban Complex _and _Conte de l'amour Bifrons_, 2005 - _In Memoriam_, 2007 - _At the bottom ofthe unknown to find new_, 2009 -_Cronos_, 2010 - _A child I will not have_, 2011 - _Lamefond_, 2012 - _Vivid Works, 2014 -_By the way (exils), _2014 - _Roman_, 2016 - _Hoinnes, 2017_.
THE DISCOVERY BOURSE, created in 2001, rewards a young French-speaking writer for his first fiction book. It is awarded each year by theLiterary Council. This scholarship, amounting to 12,000 euros, is endowed by the Princess Grace Foundation.It has been handed over to:
GRÉGORY LE FLOCHfor _In the forest of the hamlet of Hardt_- Editions de l'Ogre, 2019
Psychological thriller to the Dostoevskian fever, _In the forest of the hamlet of Hardt _shows the difficulty of saying the horror. Plunged into apnea, or on the contrary hiccuping to the rhythm of breathless phrases, the narrator leads us to the darkest heart of his confession. A young man flees France to Germany to take refuge on the edge of the forest in the small hamlet of Hardt. He flees a traumatic event which he struggles to restore the thread. While on vacation with a friend, he died in troubled circumstances. Since his refuge, he tries to digest events and find a balance through the continuation of his study of the work of Thomas Mann. He tries to say, to find the words to describe what happened. But everything changes when his friend's mother finds his trace and knocks on his door.Gregory Le Floch's first novel takes us on a frenzied psychological flight, the outcome of which can not be more than the enunciation of the truth, however unbearable it may be.Grégory Le Floch was born in 1986, he is a professor of letters and lives in Paris.

Created in 2007, in collaboration with the Directorate of National Education, Youth and Sports, this prize is awarded by a jury of high school students from the Principality among a selection of books that meet the same criteria as those of the Stock Exchange. Discovery.It is endowed, by the Princess Grace Foundation, a price of 6 000 euros
It was given to:
AURÉLIE RAZIMBAUD_A life of hot stones_, Albin Michel, 2018"War, no, war is not essential; the essential things are the wind, the taste of hot stones, the sun, the wings of birds, the cries of children on the beach. "What shines at the same height as the sun? Love or death?In this feverish tale, which tells the story of Algeria before, during and after independence, Aurélie Razimbaudweaves the subtle and poignant links between love and abandonment. Whether countries or beings, how to move in the direction of reconciliation, how to heal wounds, how to prevent them from opening?The independence of a country, the bonds of a man, stories that intersect: a first novel carried by the warm breath of the Mediterranean, a sea-mistress in theatrics.Aurélie Razimbaud was born in Aix-en-Provence. She spent the first eighteen years of her life in Asia and Northern Europe before settling in Paris where she pursued literary studies. Passionate about the book, she has worked for nearly ten years in the service of different publishers of literature and art.She is now director of a Parisian gallery specialized in photography.
PRICE OF PRINCIPALITYGeorges Didi-Huberman for his entire philosophical work.This prize is awarded jointly by the Rencontres Philosophiques and the Prince Pierre Foundation of Monaco.