Prix Médicis

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The Prix Médicis is a French literary award given each year in November. It was founded in 1958 by Gala Barbisan and Jean-Pierre Giraudoux.[1] It is awarded to an author whose "fame does not yet match his talent."[citation needed]

The award goes to a work of fiction in the French language. In 1970 the Prix Médicis étranger was added to recognize a book published in translation. The Prix Médicis essai has been awarded since 1985 for non-fiction works.

Laureates Prix Médicis

Laureates Prix Médicis étranger

Laureates Prix Médicis essai


  1. History of the prize (French) ( 17 July 2011]
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Marie Darrieussecq reçoit le prix Médicis pour "Il faut beaucoup aimer les hommes"". Le Monde (in French). November 12, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Prix Médicis 2014 : Antoine Volodine supplante Éric Reinhardt". Le Figaro (in French). 4 November 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Nathalie Azoulai, Hakan Günday et Nicole Lapierre, lauréats du Médicis 2015". November 5, 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2015. 
  5. Michal Shmulovich (November 6, 2012). "Israeli author A.B. Yehoshua wins prestigious French literary award". The Times of Israel. Retrieved November 7, 2012.