The shortlist for the Quebec-France Marie-Claire-Blais literary prize has been announced
Réseau Québec-France/francophonie has presented its preliminary list of 11 first novels, based on recommendations from the Festival du premier roman de Laval, France.
Marie-Claire-Blais Literary Prize, Quebec-France The Marie-Claire-Blais Literary Prize, created in 2005 by Claude Lizé and the Cultural Committee of the Quebec-France Association and sponsored by the late Marie-Claire Blais, honors a French author for his first novel written in French. . The pre-selection jury will choose three finalists next spring. Those finalists will then be voted on by the Quebec-Francophonie network’s reading committee, which has a hundred regular readers across the province.
Ibrahim Qashoushof the greatest work (L’Ogre)
anger treeGuillaume Aubin (La Contre-Allée)
aliveFrançoise Colley (Mialet-Barrault)
There would be a little storyElsa Jonquet-Kornberg (uneducated)
Fire everywhereauthor Hélène Laurain (Verdier)
Transient motherEmma Marsantes (Verdier)
The Titanic effectLili Nyssen (Les Avrils)
Have your own languagePolina Panassenko (L’Olivier)
SedanCéline Righi (The Bell Ringer)
Empty housesLaurine Thizy (L’Olivier)
Moat domainBenjamin Planchon (Mialet-Barrault)
The winning book will be published in April at the Salon international du livre de Québec.