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.
The French-Lebanese poet Venus Khoury-Ghatarefused the Goncourt prize
in translation for her work translating Adonis from Arabic to French, saying in something of a huff that she was a poet, not a translator, and then, with more conciliation, that a career translator should have the prize.
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
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).
Louis Pergaud won the Goncourt prize
with De Goupil a Margot: sic transit gloria mundi.
Appreciated by only a small circle of writers and considered a dilettante by his friends, Proust finally gained public recognition in 1919 when he won the Goncourt Prize