The Femina reveals its first selections 2022 – Livres Hebdo

Chaired by Evelyne Bloch-Dano, the Femina jury announced its first selections on Thursday, September 8.

On the French side, the ladies of the Femina appreciated the titles retained by the Goncourt and the Renaudot as The heart of does not yields of Gregory Bouillier (Flammarion) or Taormina ofyves ravey (Midnight). While letting himself be caught up in novels hitherto absent from the big prizes such as hold your tongue, the first novel by Polina Panasenko (the olive tree) or GPS of Lucia Rico (POL).

On the foreign side, they have concocted a clever mix of seasoned writers (Colm Toibin, Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Mia Couto…) and discoveries (Jarred McGinnis, Brandon Taylor Where Alexander Starritt).

Among the 16 French titles, ten compete in the Femina for high school students which will be awarded on December 2 in Caen. As a reminder, a novelist cannot appear on the Femina list if he has obtained the Femina for high school students in the last three years. This duration increases to five full years if he/she has received a Grand Prix d’Automne.

The next selections will take place on Tuesday October 4 and 25, before the award ceremony scheduled for November 7 at the Musée Histoire de Paris – Carnavalet.

French novels

  • Miguel Bonnefoy, The inventor (Shores)
  • Gregory BOUILLIER, The heart does not give in (Flammarion)
  • Thierry CLERMONT, Long Island Baby (Stock)
  • * Sandrine COLLETTE, We were wolvesJC Lattes)
  • *Brigitte GIRAUD, Live fast (Flammarion)
  • *Sybille GRIMBERT, The last of his (Anne Career)
  • *Claudie HUNZINGER, A dog at my table (Grasset)
  • *Oriane JEANCOURT-GALIGNANI, When the tree falls (Grasset)
  • Marie NIMIER, Little sister (Gallimard)
  • *Christophe ONO-DIT-BIOT, To find refuge (Gallimard)
  • *Polina PANASSENKO, Hold your tongue (olive Tree)
  • *Yves RAVEY, Taormina (Midnight)
  • * Lucie RICO, GPS (POL)
  • Olivia ROSENTHAL, A monkey at my window (Vertical)
  • Maud SIMONNOT, bird time (the Observatory)
  • *Anne-Sophie SUBILIA, the wife (Zoe)

foreign novels

  • Viola ARDONE, The choice translated by Laura Brignon (Albin Michel)
  • Russell Banks, Oh Canada translated by Pierre Furlan (Actes Sud)
  • Gabriel Byrne, My ghosts and me translated by Diane Meur (Sabine Wespieser)
  • Mia COUTO, The cartographer of absences translated by Elisabeth Monteiro Rodrigues (Métailié)
  • Rachel CUSK, The addiction translated by Blandine Longre (Gallimard)
  • Nathan Harris, The sweetness of water translated by Isabelle Chapman (Philippe Rey)
  • Angelika KLÜSSENDORF, September 34 translated by Justine Coquel (Jacqueline Chambon)
  • Andrei Kurkov, The gray bees translated by Paul Lequesne (Liana Levi)
  • Jarred MCGINNIS, The coward translated by Marc Amfreville (Métailié)
  • Lutz SEILER, Stern 111 translated by Philippe Giraudon (Verdier)
  • Alexander Starritt, We Germans translated by Diane Meur (Belfond)
  • Maria STEPANOVA, In memory of memory translated by Anne Coldefy-Faucard (Stock)
  • Brandon Taylor, Real life translated by Héloïse Esquié (La Croisée)
  • Colm TOIBIN, The magician translated by Anna Gibson (Grasset)
  • Juan Gabriel VASQUEZ, A retrospective translated by Isabelle Gugnon (Seuil)
  • Hanya YANAGIHARA, Towards paradise translated by Marc Amfreville (Grasset)

*These French titles are also in the running for the Femina for high school students.

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The Femina reveals its first selections 2022 – Livres Hebdo