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Jean-Paul Dubois wins the Goncourt literary prize

French author Jean-Paul Dubois is this year’s recipient of France’s highest literary award, the Prix Goncourt, for his book “Tous…

By Jenny Scordamaglia , in Entertainment , at November 4, 2019 Tags: , , ,

French author Jean-Paul Dubois is this year’s recipient of France’s highest literary award, the Prix Goncourt, for his book “Tous les hommes n’habitent pas le monde de la même façon.”

French writer Jean-Paul Dubois was awarded the Prix Goncourt, France’s top literary prize, for his novel “Not all men inhabit the world in the same way,” organizers said on Monday.

The Goncourt Academy’s General Secretary Didier Decoin announced the awarding, as each year, in Drouant restaurant in central Paris after the jury made its decision over lunch.

In his novel, the 69-year-old writer tells the story of Paul Hansen, a prisoner in a Canadian jail who looked back on his childhood and life before he found himself in a tiny cell.

“Anything can happen (in life)! It’s adorable… but I don’t think winning it will change much my life,” Dubois was quoted as saying by local media.

The prize is a symbolic 10 euros (11.15 U.S. dollars) in cash.

Awarded for the first time in 1903, France’s oldest and prestigious honor in literature is given by Goncourt Academy to the author of “the best and most imaginative prose work of the year.” (1 euro = 1.115 U.S. dollar)

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