17 January 2024
More than 250 candidates took part in the 1st edition of the “Marcel Pagnol Short Story Contest”, organized by the Marcel Pagnol Museum Association and the City of Allauch. Organized by the Marcel Pagnol Museum Association and the City of Allauch. Thanks to the relay of press partners Le Figaro, France Bleu Provence, La Provence and La Marseillaise newspaper, the contest reached a national and even international scope with some short stories received from abroad! A pre-selection committee selected 40 short stories in the adult category, and 11 in the youth category (16-18 years old). On January 15 at 5 pm, the jury chaired by the writer Daniel Picouly will award the prize during a ceremony in Allauch (official), in the presence of Mr. Lionel de Cala, mayor of Allauch, Nicolas Pagnol, grandson of Marcel Pagnol, and the organizer of the contest Floryse Grimaud. Many awards will be given on this occasion, thanks to the support of Editions LAROUSSE.
Thank you to all participants and partners!