The Literary Prize of the Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation was awarded to Annie Ernaux, recognizing all of her work. She was in competition with Claude Arnaud, Benoît Duteurtre and Pierre Michon.
Last year, the literary prize had had Christian Bobin.
Created in 1951, the Literary Prize honors a renowned French-speaking writer for all of his work, on the occasion of the recent publication of one of his works. Proposed by the Literary Council, it is not the subject of any application and is endowed with a prize of 25,000 €. Each year, the members of the Council meet in Paris in May in order to establish the list of the selected authors. The winner is chosen during the autumn session and proclaimed in Monaco during the Foundation’s award ceremony.
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The Discovery Grant, created in 2001 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Literary Prize, rewards a French-speaking author on the occasion of the publication of his first work of fiction. She returns in 2021 to Abigail Assor for her book As rich as the king (Gallimard).
Finally, the Principality Prize, awarded jointly with the Rencontres Philosophiques de Monaco, created in 2017 and awarded to an author for all of his philosophical work, was awarded to Julia Kristeva.
This prize honors a life of writing in philosophy, a singular work that has opened up new avenues in the field of philosophy and initiated different approaches to science, politics, theology, history, anthropology, ethics or psychoanalysis. The previous winners are Jean-Luc Marion, Jean-Claude Milner, Georges Didi-Huberman and Hélène Cixous.
Find the list of French and French literary prizes