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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Throughout Europe Michel Tournier is seen as a great French novelist who has won several awards such as the Grand Prix du Roman de l'Academie Francaise in 1967 for his Friday, or, The Other Island and the Prix Goncourt for The Erl-King in 1970.
Author Eric Vuillard will discuss his book, "The Order of the Day," the winner of the 2017 Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary prize.
Createur de la revue [beaucoup moins que]Souffles[beaucoup plus grand que] et laureat de deux prix, entre autres le Prix Goncourt de la poesie en 2009 et le Grand Prix de la Francophonie de l'Academie francaise en 2011, le poete est desormais une voix poetique universelle ; celle de la resistance et la liberte.
It seems extraordinary that Romain Gary, the Frenchman and only novelist (not to mention aviator, film director and diplomat) to have won the Prix Goncourt twice, should be strolling into English so casually and late in the day -- and yet this is, according to his publishers, the first English translation of his last novel, The Kites.
It won the Prix Goncourt, putting Slimani, the first Goncourt winner born in Morocco, in the select literary company of Pierre Lemaitre, Michel Houellebecq, Marguerite Duras, Simone de Beauvoir, and even Marcel Proust.
Gary himself was an epic figure of French culturetwice the recipient of France's highest literary honor, the Prix Goncourt, and a writer who earned national acclaim even for those of his works he put out under a pseudonym.
At 45, she was nominated for an Oscar for her screenplay "Hiroshima, Mon Amour." At 70, she published her first bestseller, "The Lover," and won the Prix Goncourt, France's highest literary honor.
The Perfect Nanny, published originally as Chanson douce in French, won the Prix Goncourt. The novel, her second (after 2014's In the Ogre's Garden), was inspired by the real-life 2012 murder of two children by their nanny in New York City.
His first, HHhH, was well received in France and the world over, winning him the Prix Goncourt, a prestigious prize given for the 'most imaginative prose work of the year'.
Slimani won the Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary prize, for the novel in 2016.
Son livre retenu dans la premiere selection du prix Goncourt a suscite un vif interet et depuis quelques jours il enchaine les interviews et devient un visage familier sur les ecrans de television.