They are the grail of authors.
Their promised land.
Each year, more than two thousand awards officially recognize the talent of a writer.
From the prestigious Goncourt to the most modest palms, they make the reputation of French literary creation.
Some rewards have fun peculiarities.
In addition to giving a nice sum of money, did you know that the Prix de Flore offers its winner a glass of smoked Pouilly, in his name,
"to be enjoyed at Café de Flore throughout the year"
An attractive detail for authors seeking recognition.
But where does this
"price" come from
In 1050, it designates a
"sum to be paid for the passage on a boat"
, notes the Treasury of the French language.
It was in the 12th century that the word also meant "
" value, importance that we recognize in someone "
The ancestor of our literary award appeared in 1486. We then awarded the
“poetry prize awarded by literary societies”
In the 17th century, the
was also a
Who was the first Goncourt laureate?
What is the first name of the Femina Prize?
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