Prix Goncourt

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Prix Goncourt

(French ɡɔ̃kur)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an annual prize for a work of French fiction
[C20: after the Académie Goncourt, which awards the prizes, founded by the will of Edmond Goncourt (1822–96), French writer]
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Noun1.Prix Goncourt - an award given annually for contributions to French literature
accolade, honor, laurels, honour, award - a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"
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Goncourt Prize for biography for seventh part of his book "Manifesto
Indeed, Slimani's novel won France's most prestigious literary honor, the Goncourt Prize, when it was published there in 2016; Slimani is the first Moroccan-born woman to be so honored.
Modiano won the Goncourt Prize for his 1978 novel, "Rue des Boutiques Obscures" ("Missing Person" in a 1980 English translation), about a private detective who loses his memory in the 1950s and tries to reconstruct it.
Awarded annually by the Academie Goncour, the Prix Goncourt prize of just EUR10 is given for "the best and most imaginative prose work of the year".
She has published forty books of novels, poetry, and translations, which earned her the 2011 Goncourt Prize for her entire body of work.
Prominent names such as Emile Armand, Albert Libertad, Multatuli, Emile Pouget, Han Ryner and Leon Frapie (the winner of the 1904 Goncourt Prize for his novel La Maternelle) are among the forty-two authors in the anthology.
Moroccan novelist and short-story writer, Fouad Laroui, won this Tuesday France's prestigious Goncourt prize for his short story "L'etrange affaire du pantalon de Dassoukine", the Goncourt academy announced.
While in Spain, he wrote Dieu est ne en exil for which he received a Goncourt prize. The book enjoyed excellent reviews in Western countries, but soon after Horia was declared winner of the prize, the Romanian authorities of the time and the French communists fabricated a file which portrayed the author as a fierce fascist with anti-Semitic convictions.
In 1979, she was awarded the coveted Goncourt Prize for her novella "Le Corps et le Temps" (Body and Time) and in 2002, she was once again awarded the Goncourt for her poetry.
High-school biology teacher Alexis Jenni on Wednesday won France's top literary award, the Goncourt Prize, for his first novel, "L'art francais de la guerre" (The French Art of War).