Who will succeed Sandrine Collette, winner of the 2022 Jean-Giono Prize? A little less than a month after its first list, the Giono Prize jury met on October 2 to establish its second selection. It thus went from ten to five titles, among which we find novels that have already been noted.
This is the case of Humus, (L'Observatoire), by Gaspard Koenig, which appears on the Goncourt, Renaudot, Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française and the Prix de Flore lists. We also find Croix de cendre, (Grasset), by Antoine Sénanque in the running for the Goncourt, the Renaudot and the Grand Prix du roman of the French Academy. As for Akira Mizubayashi, he is competing with Suite unforgettable, (Gallimard), for the Goncourt.
The full list:
Fabrice Caro, Journal of a scenario, Gallimard
Gaspard Koenig, Humus, the Observatory
Akira Mizubayashi, Unforgettable Suite, Gallimard
Catherine Poulain, The shadow of a large bird, Arthaud
Antoine Sénanque, Ash Cross, Grasset
The third and final selection will be announced on November 9. The price will be announced on November 16. The jury, chaired by Paule Constant of the Académie Goncourt, is composed of Metin Arditi, Tahar Ben Jelloun of the Académie Goncourt, David Foenkinos, Franz-Olivier Giesbert, Sylvie Giono, Robert Kopp, Emmanuelle Lambert, Véra Michalski, Etienne de Montety and Marianne Payot.
The winner will receive a check for 10,000 euros. The Jean Giono Prize is sponsored by the Jan Michalski Foundation.