Following Saideh Pakravan’s “Azadi” in 2015, this year's 2016 Marie Claire Literary Award for the best feminist novel was conferred to Emmanuelle Richard in presence of the former Azardee as well as Paris journalistic and literary critics community.


The glittering event was held at Paris’ prestigious Hotel Montalembert Set on the Left Bank, this upscale hotel is a 3-minute walk from Rue du Bac metro station and an 8-minute walk from the Musée d'Orsay. 


Amongst the books in competition this year: 


“Bellevue” by Claire Berest (éd. Stock)

“Brillante” by Stéphanie Dupays (éd. Mercure de France)

“Celle que vous croyez” by Camille Laurens (éd. Gallimard)

“Je ne suis pas un homme qui pleure” by Fabienne Kanor (éd. JC Lattès)

“Mémoire de fille”  by Annie Ernaux (éd. Gallimard)

“Moro-sphinx” by JulieEstève (éd. Stock),

“Pour la peau” by Emmanuelle Richard (éd. de L'Olivier)

“Ravie” by  Sylvie Ohayon (éd. Fayard).


The Marie Claire Award Jury members included Head of Jury Fabrice Gaignault, editor in chief Marianne Mairesse, and literary chronicler Gilles Chenaille, as well as Véronique Cardi ( Livre de Poche) , novelist Justine Lévy, and Librarian Nathalie Iris (Mots en marge, à La Garenne-Colombes).


Original […] courageous, masterful writing, with the author’s voice intensely present from start to finish. —Le Monde des livres


A beautiful read. This love story is to be devoured. It’s beautiful, intense, and sad. —Femina



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