The poet Yves Denis Delaporte, essayist Olivier Mathieu denier and former Culture Minister Nicolas Sarkozy Frederic Mitterrand, are officially candidates to the French Academy announced Thursday that institution. “The French Academy, in its meeting of Thursday, January 14, 2016, recorded the nominations of Messrs. Yves Denis Delaporte, Mathieu Olivier and Frédéric Mitterrand, the chair of Mrs Assia Djebar (chair 5),” said the Academy in a statement. The election in this chair is set for Thursday, March 3.
Yves Denis Olivier Mathieu Delaporte and have already been several times candidate to the French Academy. Poet and blogger on the Internet, Yves Denis Delaporte so reported countless times and never get any votes. From Belgian origin, Mathieu Olivier is known for his revisionist and negationist. Also a candidate many times, under his name or under the pseudonym Robert Pick, he never got a single voice except once, in 2003.
Frédéric Mitterrand, 68, nephew of former President François Mitterrand, was producer-host of TV before being director of the Villa Medici in Rome (2008) and Minister of Culture of Nicolas Sarkozy since 2009. He has published a dozen novels. This is his first candidacy to the French Academy. Be a candidate for the French Academy does not necessarily mean being elected for one of the grantee. Since 2011, three “clean elections” were recorded most of fault.
The French Academy has 40 members but only 36 seats are occupied today. The essayist Alain Finkielkraut, elected in 2014, will be received under the Dome January 28. However no date has yet been fixed for the receipt of the writer Marc Lambron, elected to the Academy in 2014.