Louis-Philippe Dalembert. Photo/Olivier Dion

Louis-Philippe Dalembert was revealed to be a finalist of Prix Joseph Kessel 2022 on March 31, 2022.

Prix Joseph Kessel is a prize in French language literature, given to “a book of a high literary value written in French” in travel, biography, story, or essay. The prize first awarded in 1997 was named in homage to the writer, reporter, and explorer Joseph Kessel who passed away in 1979. It is handed out by the Civil Society of Multimedia Authors (SCAM) who represents the authors of written, audiovisual, radiophonic, journalistic, photographic, illustrated and multimedia works for which it manages the rights.

The jury for 2022 is chaired by Olivier Weber alongside Tahar Ben Jelloun , Catherine Clément , Annick Cojean , Colette Fellous , Pierre Haski , Isabelle Jarry , Michèle Kahn , Pascal Ory, Jean Rolin (2021 winner) and Guy Seligmann. The jury has announced the finalists which feature one writer of African descent;

  • Milwaukee Blues, Louis-Philippe Dalembert (Sabine Wespieser)

The winner of the award, who goes home with € 5,000, will be announced at a ceremony in Saint-Malo, France on Sunday, June 5.