Prix Médicis

French literary award given each year in November

The Prix Médicis is a French literary award given each year in November. It was founded in 1958 by Gala Barbisan and Jean-Pierre Giraudoux. It is awarded to an author whose "fame does not yet match his talent."The award goes to a work of fiction in the French language. In 1970 the Prix Médicis étranger was added to recognize a book published in translation. The Prix Médicis essai has been awarded since 1985 for non-fiction works.
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award received: Prix Médicis

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Author

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Georges Perec

French novelist, filmmaker, documentalist, and essayist

Author

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Elie Wiesel

Romanian-born American writer, professor, political activist, Nobel laureate, and Holocaust survivor

works

15

Night

book by Elie Wiesel

author: Elie Wiesel

1956

Dawn

novel by Elie Wiesel

author: Elie Wiesel

1961

Day

the third book in a trilogy by Elie Wiesel

author: Elie Wiesel

The Oath

Novel by Elie Wiesel

author: Elie Wiesel

1973

A Beggar in Jerusalem

Novel by Elie Wiesel

author: Elie Wiesel

1968

Author

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Jean-Philippe Toussaint

Belgian writer and filmmaker

works

16

Fuir

book by Jean-Philippe Toussaint

author: Jean-Philippe Toussaint

2005

L'Urgence et la Patience

book by Jean-Philippe Toussaint

author: Jean-Philippe Toussaint

2012

La Salle de bain

book by Jean-Philippe Toussaint

author: Jean-Philippe Toussaint

1985

La Vérité sur Marie

book by Jean-Philippe Toussaint

author: Jean-Philippe Toussaint

2009

Nue

book by Jean-Philippe Toussaint

author: Jean-Philippe Toussaint

2013

Author

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Sorj Chalandon

French writer and journalist

Author

Pierre Guyotat

French writer

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