The SPG Literary Prize, launched in 2014, is awarded for the first literary work by a francophone Swiss author, written in French and published by a publisher from French-speaking Switzerland between 1 February of the previous year and 31 January of the current year.
The aim of this award is to promote literary creativity in French-speaking Switzerland and its distribution, to encourage new authors from the region and to support regional publishers and those involved in the business.
The panel of judges is made up of the following: Mr Pascal Couchepin, former Federal Councillor, Mr Thierry Barbier-Mueller, CEO of Société privée de gérance S.A. (SPG), Ms Isabelle Falconnier, President of the Geneva Fair for Books and Press, Ms Mania Hahnloser, Honorary President of the Bern Alliance Française, Ms Hélène Leibkutsch, Vice-President of the Geneva Société de Lecture and President of the Commission de lecture and Ms Christine Esseiva, in charge of publications at SPG and Editor in Chief of L’Information immobilière.
The 2014 SPG Literary Prize was awarded to Damien Murith, author of the novel “La lune assassinée”, published by L’Âge d’Homme.
For more information, visit the website at www.prixlitterairespg.ch