Prince Pierre Foundation: meeting of Literary Council
The Prince Pierre Foundation’s Literary Council met at La Dame de Pic restaurant in Paris, with President H.R.H the Princess of Hanover and Françoise Gamerdinger, Deputy Director of Cultural Affairs for the Prince’s Government and Deputy Secretary-General of the Prince Pierre Foundation, both in attendance. After more than an hour of deliberations, the Council drew up the list of authors in contention for the Literary Prize, which honours a writer in the French language for their entire body of work. From the 18 writers put forward in advance of the meeting, four were shortlisted: Christian Bobin, Linda Lê, Pierre Michon and Jean Rouaud. Five first novels were also shortlisted for the Discovery Grant 2019 during the meeting.