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Prix Fitzgerald on its 5th edition at Juan Les Pins

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10 June 2015
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"When one strikes a match, the first nanosecond it ignites with a power that will never return. The original filament. An instant glow, dazzling. In 1980, I was the match. That year, I was engulfed to be nothing but a blinding flame. "

New York, 1980 Robert Goolrick invites us to a ball of vanities, where a band of young men will sell their soul to the dollar and burn in a frantic round, sublime and macabre. They signed for the thrill, a place on the most exhilarating ride that life has to offer.

And these princes will play the entire part: parties, drugs, alcohol, perfect bodies of both sexes, picnics in the luxury dishes, tailored suits cut by Englishmen in Italian fabrics, Cadillac, still sex and always in Las Vegas suites. Because princes are pursued by terrifying monsters: AIDS, overdoses, the eyes of shame to their parents, the growing disgust of oneself, a love apologizing for not having saved person.

With The Fall of Princes, Robert Goolrick wrote one of the greatest novels from America since Great Gatsby. In the glow, indecency, decadence and fall, he found beauty. You can trust to Robert Goolrick to always find the beauty of things. It is even the definition of his style.

On the way to Cap d'Antibes, a palace on the water's edge, combining legend, excellence and know-how lifestyle ...

The entire hotel exudes a soft atmosphere of the 1930, with the aim to preserve the authenticity of the places with a long archival work, the careful selection of noble materials, conservation of antique furniture and involvement of certified professions, not to mention personal reflection and fully invested with the serenity of the place and influence.

It was in the years 1925-1926 Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald choose favorite base for the French Riviera and have become friends with artists such as Picasso or Hemingway. They transpose their passion for a certain style of life by adopting a house in Art Deco style in Juan-les-Pins.

Scott Fitzgerald holds a special position in the American novel of the interwar period. Figurehead of the "lost generation" of which he was the initiator, the director, the young first and columnist, he identified in his time for better and for worse. He made a meteoric entry into the literary life when prosperity soars, and it is in the euphoria he celebrates his success at Villa Saint Louis. This residence will become the Hôtel Belles Rives 5 *.

It is in this spirit and in homage to the author of Tender is the Night and The Great Gatsby, Marianne Estène-Chauvin, President of the Academy F. Scott Fitzgerald and owner of the iconic Hotel Belles Rives, wanted to create the "Fitzgerald Award" to reward a writer whose writing a novel, new or scenario is closest possible to the sleek and lightweight Fitzgerald style.

The jury is composed of eight members:

Daphne de Caunes,

Marie Dominique Lelièvre,

Adelaide de Clermont Tonnerre,

François Armanet,

Frédéric Beigbeder,

Christophe Ono says Biot,

Eric Neuhoff,

Bertrand de Saint Vincent

2015 celebrates the 5th year of Fitzgerald price which now included in the list of major literary prize, awarded by a jury composed of renowned authors and journalists. The winner is rewarded with a stay at the Belles Rives; ; he received a trophy, unique piece specially devised for Fitzgerald price by artist Claude Aiello. Finally, a sum of outstanding amount of Euros this year 8000 is presented by the Hotel Belles Rives. So, it is Robert Goolrock with The Fall of Princes who is the happy winner.