For this fifth edition, 43 houses proposed a title of their choice to the faithful jury of the Friday Prize, composed of Michel Abescat (Télérama), Raphaële Botte (Mon Quotidien; Lire), Philippe-Jean Catinchi (Le Monde), Françoise Dargent (Le Figaro), Marie Desplechin (author), Sophie Van der Linden (author and literary critic) and Nathalie Riché (literary critic, Allonz’enfants).
More rooted in the times than ever and addressing important societal themes, the following 10 titles are in the running for the Friday 2021 award:
Out of competition, because winner in 2019: D’ors et d’apillers, Flore Vesco, L’école des loisirs.
The Friday 2021 Prize will be awarded in Paris on November 8. It also relies on the Association Lecture Jeunesse as a partner. The latter, which works to develop reading, writing and speaking skills for all adolescents, will host several round tables with the selected authors.
“Always mobilized for the reading of teenagers, it is with enthusiasm that Lecture Jeunesse is associated with this new edition of the Friday Prize to develop their imagination and serve this great national cause that is reading”, indicates Sonia de Leusse-Le Guillou, director of Lecture Jeunesse.
First national price for adolescent literature created in 2016 to promote the dynamism and quality of creation of contemporary children’s literature, the Friday Prize rewards, each year, a French-language work intended for those over 13 years old.
It is endowed with an amount of 2,000 euros thanks to the support of the La Poste Corporate Foundation. The Friday Prize also benefits from the support of SOFIA, and is organized in partnership with Je Bouquine and the Youth Reading Association.
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