The Literary Council of the Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation met at La Dame de Pic restaurant in Paris to draw up a shortlist of authors for the Literary Prize, which recognises a renowned French-speaking writer for the whole of his or her work.
The jury selected:
René de Ceccatty
The following authors were also selected for the Discovery Grant, a prize awarded to a French-speaking author for a first work of fiction:
Adeline Baldacchino for Celui qui disait non (The Person Who Said No)* Editions Fayard, Jan. 2018
Violaine Huisman for Fugitive parce que reine (Fugitive because Queen) Editions Gallimard, Jan. 2018
Sébastien Ministru for Apprendre à lire (Learning to Read), Editions Grasset, Jan. 2018
Bruno Pellegrino for Là-bas, août est un mois d’automne (There, August is an Autumn Month), Editions Zoé, Jan. 2018
Agnès Riva for Géographie d’un adultère (Geography of an Adulterer), Editions L’arbalète/Gallimard, Jan. 2018
All of these books will be part of the Reading Marathon, to be launched on Wednesday 20 June at the Monaco Multimedia Library.
The Literary Prize and the Discovery Grant will be announced on Thursday 4 October in Monaco.