Strange second list. Announced this Wednesday, November 1, the second selection for the Interallié prize is almost similar to the first, revealed a little over a month ago. There we find the favorites of the grand prix, such as Jean-Baptiste Andrea, in the running for the Femina and the Goncourt, but also Gaspard Koenig, for the Goncourt and the Renaudot.
The third selection is expected on November 9. The prize, awarded to a French novel and mainly rewarding journalist writers, is to be awarded on November 22 at the Lasserre restaurant in Paris.
The second selection:
Jean-Baptiste Andrea, “Watch over her” (The Iconoclast)
Régis Franc: “I’m fine” (Les Presses de la Cité)
Gaspard Koenig, “Humus” (The Observatory)
David Le Bailly, “Hotel de la Folie” (Threshold)
Jessica L. Nelson, “The Stormy” (Albin Michel)
Louis-Henri de la Rochefoucauld, “The Little Pranksters” (Robert Laffont)
Charlie Roquin, “The Masters of Bayreuth” (Cherche Midi)
Bertrand de Saint Vincent, “A certain casualness” (Du Rocher)
Created in 1930, the Interallié prize is one of the prestigious prizes of the literary season but is not financially supported. Its first winner was André Malraux, acclaimed for “La Voie royale” in 1930. It was awarded last year to Philibert Humm for “Roman rivière” and counts among its winners Irène Frain for “Un crime sans importance” in 2020, Florian Zeller (Oscar winner in 2021 for the screenplay of the film “The Father”) for “The Fascination of the Worst” in 2004, Michel Houellebecq with “The Possibility of an Island” in 2005 or even Frédéric Beigbeder for “Windows on the World” in 2003.