The Geneva Book Fair Montblanc prize is being awarded for the fourth time. This literary prize, sponsored by Montblanc since 2014, is awarded to a novel written in French that has been published between February 2014 and January 2015 and that represents the “spirit of Geneva”: freedom of expression, humanism, cosmopolitanism and the discussion of ideas.
The panel of judges for the Geneva Book Fair Montblanc Award, consisting of Metin Arditi, Chair, Laure Adler, Laure Buisson, Paule Constant, Charles Dantzig, Charles Méla and Isabelle Falconnier, President of the Geneva Fair for Books and Press, will conduct its deliberations between January and April, from the basis of a list of six works suggested by each of its members. The name of the winner will be announced at the opening ceremony of the Book Fair on 29 April next.
In 2014, this prize was awarded to Pierre Assouline for « Sigmaringen », an amazing in camera piece set in the heart of the eponymous Hohenzollern castle, plunging the reader into a murky period at the end of the Second World War. In 2013, Hoai Huong Nguyen won the award for her novel “L’ombre douce”. In 2012, the award went to Lyonel Trouillot for “La belle amour humaine”.