discover THE LITERARY AWARDS OF 2016

The belle saison is back!

No, we are not talking about the Australian summer, but the French literary awards of 2016!

Among more than 500 novels published since September, the juries from Goncourt, Fémina, Medicis...have made their choice in this vast publishing season to present the best books of 2016 to us. After several rounds of selections and votes, the awards winners are now being announced in quick succession.

Come to the Alliance Française and discover the writers rewarded this year!

A selection of the book prizes :


Prix Goncourt : Chanson Douce, by Leïla Slimani.

Prix Renaudot : Babylone, by Yasmina Reza.

Prix Femina : Le garçon, by Marcus Malte.

Prix Medicis : Laëtitia ou La fin des hommes, by Ivan Jablonka.

Grand Prix du Roman de l’Académie Française : Le dernier des nôtres, by Adélaïde de Clermont-Tonnerre.