2 October 2023
Prize-giving ceremony for the 1st “Marcel Pagnol Short Story Contest” organized in Allauch
Lionel de Cala, Mayor of Allauch and Departmental Councilor, Nicolas Pagnol, Daniel Picouly and the members of the jury are pleased to award the prizes of the Marcel Pagnol short story contest on Saturday, January 15, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in the Fontvieille Wedding Hall. You can find the broadcast below.
The Marcel Pagnol short story contest is organized by the association of friends of the Marcel Pagnol Museum and the City of Allauch.
In his childhood memories, Marcel Pagnol celebrated the bright hills of Allauch, his “fragrant desert”. It is therefore quite natural that the “Marcel Pagnol Short Story Contest” took place in Allauch on Saturday, January 15th, 2022, in partnership with the Figaro newspaper and the region’s media. The creation of such a nationwide event is in line with the future Pagnol Museum, which will soon be set up in the village within the Electric Factory.
250 candidates from all over France and even from abroad took part in the “Marcel Pagnol Short Story Contest” in Allauch, a great success for this1st edition.
The prizes were awarded this Saturday by a prestigious jury of personalities, writers and literary journalists gathered around :
- Daniel Picouly, writer, playwright, Prix Renaudot, president of the jury
- Nicolas Pagnol, grandson of Marcel Pagnol
- Floryse Grimaud, organizer
The jury is also composed of:
- Jacqueline Fabre, elected representative for culture of the city of Allauch
- Mohammed Aissaoui, literary journalist at Le Figaro, writer, Renaudot Prize for essay
- Olga Bibiloni, head of the culture department of “La Provence
- René Frégni, writer crowned by numerous literary prizes
- Hervé Godard, journalist, columnist on France Bleu Provence
- Yan Lespoux, writer, specialist in short stories
- Jérémy Noé, literary journalist at “La Marseillaise
The award-winning short stories can be viewed below:
YOUNG PEOPLE’S FAVOURITE
3rd PRIZE EXAEQUO
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