Journalist Franz-Olivier Giesbert was awarded the 2023 Political Book Prize on Saturday for his
Intimate History of the Fifth Republic - The Belle Epoque
(Gallimard), volume 2 of a trilogy which dissects 50 years of personal archives.
In this book, Franz-Olivier Giesbert explores the 1970s, a decade marked by the mandates of Georges Pompidou and Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, by the advent to the left of François Mitterrand, in a context of economic growth but also violent oil shocks .
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This book was selected by a jury of journalists, chaired by former minister Roselyne Bachelot, against two other finalists:
Voyage au bout de la gauche
(Stock), by journalist Laurent Telo and
On aura tout tried
(Fayard), by political scientist Chloé Morin.
Last year, Richard Malka, the lawyer for
and the young Mila, won this prize for
Le droit d'emmerder Dieu
(Grasset), a written version of his argument at the trial of the Islamist attack on the satirical journal.
Facing a Holy War
(Threshold) by the philosopher Sylviane Agacinski won the deputies' prize, whose jury is headed by the president of the Assembly Yaël Braun-Pivet.