A successful association day at the olive grove of la Bastide Neuve.
24 March 2023
For its 18th edition, the Marcel Pagnol Prize was awarded on Monday, June 25 to Colombe Schneck for Les guerres de mon père, published in January by Stock.
The novelist questions her father’s background in order to understand what he lived through and how his painful experiences shaped his personality: the exile of Polish Jews to France, the Second World War and the Algerian War. The novel was a finalist for the Grand Prix RTL-Lire.
” With Les Guerres de mon père (My Father’s Wars), Colombe Schneck “tracks down” the childhoods, paths, images and lives of her father and grandfather and mixes them with her own. By going back, by stretching the time of memory as far as possible,” states the Marcel Pagnol Prize press release.
The Marcel Pagnol Prize, endowed with 3000 euros by Marcel Pagnol Communication, was created in 2000 in Aubagne by Floryse Grimaud, at the same time as the Terres d’enfance festival.
The jury chaired by Daniel Picouly is composed of Guy Goffette, Dominique Guiou, Karin Hann, Xavier Houssin, Stéphanie Janicot, Nicolas Pagnol, Jean-Noël Pancrazi, Claude Pujade-Renaud and Floryse Grimaud. This year, it welcomed Mohammed Aïssaoui, a connoisseur of Marcel Pagnol’s work, to its ranks.
In 2017, it was Laura Alcoba who received this award for The Spider’s Dance, published by Gallimard.
Source : https://www.livreshebdo.fr/article/colombe-schneck-recoit-le-prix-marcel-pagnol-2018
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