The Chronos Award is an intergenerational literary prize which offers children aged 10 to 12 and seniors to read the same five books about intergeneration. Meetings are held between young and seniors readers in order to discuss their readings throughout the year. The Award winner will be announced at the Geneva Book and Press Fair where some 400 participants will attend the ceremony.
Under the auspices of Pro Senectute , with the support of Pro Juventute over 1,700 readers aged 10 to 85 years enrolled in the literary contest and voted for their favorite book. After reading the five books competing , the majority of the young and seniors has focused this year on the book: La fille qui n’aimait pas les fins, Yaël Hassan and Matthieu Radenac (éditions Syros, 2013).
The Chronos Award winner will be announced on April 29 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Geneva Book and Press Fair ( Palexpo - Room C) . A signing session will follow.
Songs and poems written for the occasion will be performed by students from Confignon (GE), and a short play of the winning book La fille qui n’aimait pas les fins will be staged and played by students from Granges (VS).