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Nimrod’s “Petit Praise De La Lumière Nature” is Prix Apollinaire 2020 winner

Nimrod’s poetry collection Petit Praise De La Lumière Nature was announced the winner of the Prix Apollinaire 2020 on December 2, 2020. The Prix Guillaume Apollinaire, named in honour of French writer Guillaume Apollinaire, is a French poetry prize first awarded in 1941. It crowns a collection characterized by its originality and modernity. Some winners […]

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Marie Ndiaye is Le Prix Marguerite-Yourcenar 2020 winner.

Marie Ndiaye was announced the winner of the Le Prix Marguerite-Youcernar 2020 on December 1, 2020. Le Prix Marguerite-Yourcenar is a prize named after the late novelist, short story writer, autobiographer, poet, translator, essayist, and literary critic Marguerite Yourcenar. The prize for a body of work has been won in the past by Pierre Michon […]

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Djaïli Amadou Amal on Prix Goncourt 2020 shortlist.

Djaïli Amadou Amal is on the shortlist for the Prix Goncourt 2020 announced on October 29, 2020. The Prix Goncourt is a prize in French literature, given by the French académie Goncourt to the author of “the best and most imaginative prose work of the year”. Four other prizes are also awarded: Prix Goncourt du […]

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African, Caribbean finalists of Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie 2020

Hemley Boum, Léonora Miano, Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse, Gaelle Belem and Youssouf Amine Elalamy are finalists for the Prix des cinq continents de la Francophonie 2020 announced on October 5, 2020. Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie (English: Five Continents Prize of the Francophonie) was established by the International Organization of the Francophonie in 2001. […]

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Prix Ethiophile 2020 finalists announced.

Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse, Johary Ravaloson, Abdourahman A. Wabéri, and Dalie Farah are the finalists for the Prix Ethiophile 2020 announced on June 24, 2020. Prix Ethiophile is an annual literary prize founded in 2015 which rewards French-speaking, African or Caribbean texts. The price alternates between the novel, poetry, theater, and essay genres. Previous winners of […]

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Prix Kourouma 2020 shortlist announced.

The shortlist for Prix Kourouma 2020 was announced on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Ahmadou Kourouma was the Ivorian novelist who wrote Allah N’est Pas (Allah is Not Obliged) in 2002, En Attendant Le Vote Des Bêtes Sauvages (Waiting for the Wild Beasts to Vote) in 1998, and Les Soleils Des Indépendances (The Suns of Independence) […]

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Maryse Condé, Stella Gaitano are English PEN Translation 2020 winners.

Maryse Condé and Stella Gaitano are among the nineteen winners of the English PEN Translation Awards 2020 announced on June 10, 2020. English PEN is the founding centre of PEN (Poets, Essayists, Novelists) International, a worldwide writers’ association with 145 centres in more than 100 countries. One of its activities is the translation awards which […]