After the Femina prize and the Landerneau readers' prize, the journalist and editor Clara Dupont-Monod has just won the Goncourt des lycéens.
At 12:45 p.m., the 13 high school delegates gathered at Rennes city hall, cradle of the Prize, to crown
(Stock), a beautiful novel about the birth of a disabled child told by his siblings.
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Each year, after two months of assiduous reading of the 14 competing novels, resulting from the first selection of Goncourt, the high school students delegated from each region deliberate behind closed doors to retain five books, among which is the winner.
Clara Dupont-Monod faced Christine Angot and her novel
Le Voyage dans l'Est
(Flammarion), Anne Berest with
La carte postale
(Grasset), Lilia Hassaine for
(Gallimard) and Patrice Franceschi with
If it does not remains that one
(Grasset), which is still in contention for the Prix des Deux Magots.
, family, I love you
a two-hundred-page book, was warmly noted by critics. In the September 9 issue of
Le Figaro littéraire,
Étienne de Montety had these laudatory words:
“One hundred years later, Clara Dupond-Monod achieves the feat of neutralizing her compatriot Gide and her terrible imprecation:
Families, I hate you
»His story is unusual in terms of its theme and treatment. He upsets us because he describes the family as a place of life that has never been stabilized, always wobbly and yet, thanks to the ties forged, solid: this wounded being who could have been an explosive for the family unit was the cement. stronger."
As a reminder, the Goncourt des Lycéens is a literary prize created and organized by Fnac and the Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sports, under the patronage of the Académie Goncourt.
In 2020, the Goncourt des Lycéens was awarded to Djaïli Amadou Amal for his novel Les Impatientes (Emmanuelle Collas).