Simon Liberati: Renaudot 2022

Simon Liberati: Renaudot 2022

Thanks to Performancein the edition of Grasset, journalist and writer Simon Liberati receives the Renaudot award.

This novel focuses on contemporary youth, as intense as it is eager, and features a 71-year-old novelist who has suffered a stroke and reluctantly agrees to write biographical film Rolling Stones, while living a passion, albeit a scandalous one, with his 23-year-old daughter-in-law… While the novelist’s strength is declining, their passion is far from collapsing. And since we are with Liberati, it is also a great adventure filled with literary stories that we witness.

Liberati succeeds Amélie Nothomb and her The Prime Minister sang (Albin Michel).

On the Renaudot side of the test, it’s Guillaume Durand who takes the honours. It is a winning work Let’s have lunch on the grass (Books), an essay dedicated to the painter Édouard Manet.

It was in the Parisian restaurant Drouant, as tradition dictates, that this award, as well as Goncourt, was announced. Same day, same place. Awarded by ten journalists and literary critics, Renaudot was first created in 1926 as a joke, as a sign of rebuke to Goncourt, whose jury had to deliberate for a long time, according to journalists who were waiting for the announcement. Legend has it that two books are chosen every year, in case the Renaudot winner is also nominated for the Goncourt.

Photography: © Mollat ​​bookstore

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