The main literary prize of France was awarded for a novel about war returnees
The most prestigious literary prize of France – Prix Goncourt – was awarded for 100th time in Paris to the writer Pierre Lemaitre for the novel Au Revoir là-Haut about French soldiers, who returned from the First World War.
62-year-old Pierre Lemaitre is the author of only 5 novels, for which he received around 10 different awards. He is also known as the script writer of television films.
The winners of the most prestigious literary prize of France are selected out of 10 people by the jury. The award amounts to only 10 Euros, but the biggest value for the laureates is that their book will be issued in a high circulation.
The last year the award was granted to Jerome Ferrari for the book Le Sermon sur la Chute de Rome.