The French-Tunisian Hédi Kaddour for his novel “The preponderant “is still in the race, and Nathalie Azoulai (” Titus did not like Berenice “), Mathias Énard (” Compass “) and Tobie Nathan (“This country that resembles you”).
Boualem Samsan Algerian writer (“2084″) and Alain Mabanckou (“little pepper”) have therefore not been retained.
“We came to say stand firm, we are with you ,” explained Bernard Pivot, President of the jury Goncourt, to justify the choice of Bardo to announce the final list. Last March, the museum Tunis was the target of an attack that killed 22 people. The attack was renvendiquée by Daech. “This is a very symbolic way, but very sincere to say You live a difficult period but France think of you, including writers, journalists, teachers, students. Be firm. The principles of freedom of thought, write, speak are essential , “added Bernard Pivot. The judges have also taken before the stele erected in tribute to the victims.
Hédi Kaddour, already winner of the Jean-Monday Freustié, is one of the favorites of the autumn literary prizes. His novel is going on in the 20s, a French protectorate in the Maghreb, evokes the “conflict between French settlers and nationalists young enamored of independence” in a small town where Americans come to Hollywood to make a film.
The winner of the Goncourt Prize will be announced November 3 in Paris
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