The main aim of the Reading Marathon, which is organised in conjunction with the award of the Literary Prize and the Discovery Grant, is to involve members of the public who use media libraries in Monaco and the surrounding region in the Foundation’s literary activities.
As part of this event, the Prince Pierre Foundation invites readers to attend a Literary Tea at 5 pm on Wednesday 19 September at the Louis Notari Library, a great opportunity to share views on the works and authors selected by the jury.
Another highlight will be a meeting with the authors shortlisted for the Discovery Grant at 3 pm on Wednesday 3 October in the Louis Notari Library.
The authors in contention for the Literary Prize, which honours a renowned writer in the French language for their entire body of work, are:
René DE CECCATTY - Annie ERNAUX - Linda LÊ - Tobie NATHAN - Maurizio SERRA
The shortlist for the Discovery Grant, which rewards an author in the French language for a debut work of fiction, features:
Adeline BALDACCHINO for Celui qui disait non (The Person Who Said No), Editions Fayard, Jan. 2018
Violaine HUISMAN for Fugitive parce que reine (A Fugitive Because a 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 Affair), Editions L’arbalète/Gallimard, Jan. 2018
The winners of the Prince Pierre Foundation awards will be announced
on Thursday 4 October 2018 at 8 pm in the Salle Garnier
(entry is free but places are limited)
The latest news from the Prince Pierre Foundation is available from: www.fondationprincepierre.mc