Immerse yourself in contemporary French literature and connect with other like-minded Francophiles with Hors Concours.

To coincide with la rentrée littéraire, you're invited to take part in a fun, international competition. The premise is simple; join our local team and put your love of reading French literature to good use. 

How does it work?

Hors Concours spans across 9 months and involves several different stages - just like an extended book club - involving university and library groups all over the world.

To kick things off, all participants are invited to discover 40 extracts from a curated selection of unique and interesting texts by independent publishers. From these, each participant will be asked to select their personal favourites.

In January 2022, the top five titles across all teams will be announced. All participants will then be invited to pen their own critique of these top titles, followed by a lively debate amongst teams. 

Hors Concours will conclude with participants given the opportunity to meet the authors, editors and team behind Hors Concours in a fun and social online exchange. 

Who can participate?

You must be a member or current at the time of student to join our local team, with a recommended B2 - C1 level of French

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