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Étienne de Montety, Jean d'Ormesson Prize: a celebration of books and friendship

2023-06-07T14:51:20.063Z

Highlights: The director of Le Figaro littéraire wins the Jean-d'Ormesson prize for his novel La douceur. The National Book Centre (CNL) was celebrating the sixth edition of the prize. Jury composed of a family of blood (Françoise d'OrMesson, Marie-Sarah Carcassonne, Gilles Cohen-Solal, editor's note) and heart (Teresa Cremisi, Malcy Ozannat, members of the French Academy)


The director of Le Figaro littéraire wins the Jean-d'Ormesson prize for his novel La douceur, inspired by a figure of the resistance


The National Book Centre (CNL) was celebrating. 53 rue de Verneuil hosted the sixth edition of the Jean-d'Ormesson prize. Under the giant screen, where appeared the smiling face, the blue eye of his father, his daughter, Héloïse, editor, recalled the vocation of the prize created in 2018, a few months after the death of the writer: "We wanted this prize in the image of the curiosity, the cheerfulness, the gluttony of my father. The book was his totem. The Prix Jean-d'Ormesson is unlike any price. With the jury, composed of a family of blood (Françoise d'Ormesson, Marie-Sarah Carcassonne, Gilles Cohen-Solal, editor's note) and heart (Teresa Cremisi, Malcy Ozannat, the members of the French Academy, Dominique Bona, Dany Laferrière, Erik Orsenna, Jean-Marie Rouart, François Sureau, Editor's note), we do not forbid anything, we allow ourselves everything. " She referred to a recent controversy over bad and good books by quoting her father: "Read what you like, don't believe in gender. There is no gender...

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Source: lefigaro

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