• The winner of the Goncourt prize was Leila Slimani

  • The writer of Moroccan descent Laila Slimani won the prestigious Goncourt literary prize, awarded for works in French. The author won the award for the book "Sweet song" (Chanson douce), reports France 24 Thursday, November 3.

    Work Card based on the true story of the Dominican nanny who killed two children in new York in 2012.

    Among the contenders for the award were also Regis Joffre with the book "Cannibals" (Cannibales), Catherine CUSSET with the novel "the One loved" (L'autre qu'on aimait) and Abdoulaye faye, who wrote "Small country" (Petit pays), according to RIA Novosti.

    The Goncourt prize is awarded since 1903. Winners chosen by the jury of ten chaired by the famous French journalist and writer Bernard Beer during dinner in a Paris restaurant "Groin". The size of symbolic rewards is only 10 euros, but thanks to the winners of the award become known and their books are produced in large quantities.

    On the same day in France, awarded the prize to Renaud, which is considered the second largest literary award of the country. The winner was Yasmina Reza with the book "Babylon".

    Goncourt prize 2015 was awarded to Matias ENAR for the work of the Compass (Boussole). In 2014 the winner was, Lidi Silver with the novel "don't cry" (pleurer Pas), in 2013, Pierre Lemaitre with the book "see you at the top".

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