The writer and academician, Jean-Marie Rouart has just been appointed president of the jury of the Prix Interallié. He succeeds Philippe Tesson, who died in February 2023. At the same time, we learn that Jean-René Van der Plaetsen, deputy editorial director of Figaro Magazine, joins the jury in place of Serge Lentz, who died in December 2021. Jean-René Van der Plaetsen has also been a member of the jury of the Prix de Flore since its creation in 1994.
A member of the Académie française since 1997, Jean-Marie Rouart is a novelist, essayist and columnist. Born into a family of painters. He was the great-grandson of the painters Henri Rouart and Henry Lerolle. In parallel with his activity as a writer, he has always led a career as a journalist that led him to the direction of Le Figaro littéraire from 1986 to 2003, then collaborated with Paris Match. In addition to his novels and essays, Rouart, author of Jean d'Ormesson's Dictionnaire amour, is known for having defended Omar Raddad, the fight of a lifetime. He had written the book, Omar, the fabrication of an injustice, which was adapted into a film. Awarded numerous times, Jean-Marie Rouart is the winner of the Prix Interallié and the Prix Renaudot.
" READ ALSO Jean-Marie Rouart: "Philippe Tesson, the very face of the freedom of the mind"
In 2017, Jean-René Van der Plaetsen was awarded the Prix Interallié for his first novel, La nostalgie de l'honneur, a book that also received the Jean-Giono Prize, the Erwan Bergot Army Literary Prize, and the Prix du Nouveau Cercle de l'Union. His second title, Le métier de mourir, won the Renaudot des lycéens.
Under the leadership of Jean-Marie Rouart, the jury of the Prix Interallié is now composed of Stéphane Denis, Jacques Duquesne, Gilles Martin-Chauffier, Éric Neuhoff, Christophe Ono-dit-Biot, Jean-Christophe Rufin, Jean-René Van der Plaetsen and Florian Zeller. The winner of the previous year participates in the jury for the current edition. Last year, it was Philibert Humm for Roman fleuve (Editions de Equateurs) who had the honor of the prestigious literary award.
See alsoPhilibert Humm wins the Prix Interallié 2022
The Prix Interallié is one of the major literary awards of the fall. It was founded on December 3, 1930 by about thirty journalists who were having lunch at the Cercle de l'Union interalliée, in Paris, while waiting for the deliberations of the ladies of the jury of the Prix Femina. It is awarded in mid-November after the other awards, at the Parisian restaurant Lasserre.