Inaugural US Goncourt Prize Selection Ceremony
At 5pm on April 30, join us at Albertine to find out which book won the first edition of the US Goncourt Prize Selection!
This year, the Académie Goncourt is proud to present the first annual US Goncourt Prize Selection, organized and supported by Villa Albertine. French literature students from five distinguished American universities (Duke, Harvard, NYU, Princeton, and Yale) have spent months studying the nine books shortlisted in the second round of the 2021 Prix Goncourt. They will convene, deliberate, and select their winner on April 30—and you’re invited to join us for a conversation with the student jurors, moderated by Honorary Chair Siri Hustvedt and followed by a cocktail reception! RSVP here.
The nine shortlisted books are:
- Le Voyage dans l’Est, Christine Angot (Flammarion)
- La Carte postale, Anne Berest (Grasset)
- Enfant de salaud, Sorj Chalandon (Grasset)
- Milwaukee Blues, Louis-Philippe Dalembert (Sabine Wespieser)
- L’éternel fiancé, Agnès Desarthe (Editions de l’Olivier)
- S’adapter, Clara Dupont-Monod (Editions Stock)
- La plus secrète mémoire des hommes, Mohamed Mbougar Sarr (Editions Philippe Rey and Jimsaan Publishing House)
- Le Voyant d’Étampes, Abel Quentin (Editions de l’Observatoire)
- La fille qu’on appelle, Tanguy Viel (Editions de minuit)
Can’t make it in person? We’ll livestream the ceremony on Facebook!