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US Goncourt Prize Selection Ceremony

(c) Argenis Apolinario

Villa Albertine Headquarters
972 Fifth Avenue

April 21, 2024, 3:00 pm


On Sunday, April 21, discover the winner of the third annual US Goncourt Prize during a selection ceremony at Villa Albertine, hosted by Honorary Chair David Diop.

In honor of France’s prominent literary prize, the Prix Goncourt, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Villa Albertine have partnered with the Académie Goncourt and the French Embassy’s Centers of Excellence to present the US Goncourt Prize Selection.

Established for the first time in 1998 in Poland and now in 40 countries, the International Goncourt Selection is a global literary barometer to gauge how the Goncourt Prize’s shortlisted titles resonate with young audiences from around the world. The selection additionally serves a dual purpose of promoting French and Francophone contemporary literary works in their original language and encouraging the translation and publication of selected titles in English.

Listen to student jurors from 10 universities, who studied the four shortlisted books for the Prix Goncourt, debate and select the winner. This year, the participating universities include, Columbia University, Duke University, Harvard University, New York University, Princeton University, Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Virginia, University of Florida, and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Explore the 2024 shortlisted books:

The ceremony will begin at 3:00pm and will be followed by a cocktail reception.

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