To the lists of French, French-speaking and foreign novels is added a list of essays selected for this final selection of the Prix Médicis 2021. On the French-speaking side, Christophe Donner, Céline Minard, Christine Angot, Arthur Dreyfus or even Christine Montalbetti are still in the running. …


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Antoine Oury

The Adventures of China Iron, by Gabriela Cabezon Camara, translated from Spanish (Argentina) by Guillaume Contré (L’Ogre)

The Fire Throwers, by Jan Carson, translated from English (Northern Ireland) by Dominique Goy-Blanquet (Sabine Wespieser)

Children of the Volga, by Gouzel Iakhina, translated from Russian by Maud Mabillard (Black on White)

In the Dream House, by Carmen Maria Machado, translated from English (United States) by Hélène Cohen (Christian Bourgois)

The jury of the Prix Médicis brings together Marianne Alphant, Michel Braudeau, Marie Darrieussecq, Dominique Fernandez, Anne Garreta, Patrick Grainville, Andreï Makine, Frédéric Mitterrand, Pascale Roze and Alain Veinstein.

In 2020, the Prix Médicis saluted The Synthetic Heart, by Chloé Delaume (Seuil), A solitary walker in the crowd, by Antonio Muñoz Molina, translated by Isabelle Gugnon (Seuil) and End of fight, by Karl Ove Knausgaard, translated by Christine Berlioz, Laila Flink Thullesen and Jean-Baptiste Coursaud (Denoël).

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