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On the initiative of The Mémoire Albert Cohen Foundation, the "Mémoire Albert Cohen Prize" is created in 2013.

 

The jury is chaired by Paule Constant.

The jury members are Yasmine Char, Metin Arditi, Eric Fottorino, René Guitton, Amin Maalouf, Christophe Ono-Dit-Biot and Jean-Christophe Rufin.

 

This prize rewards a novel written in French published during the year 2013, questioning the figure of the foreigner, like the literary work and the humanist heritage of Albert Cohen, as an official international law that promoted the rights of refugees and stateless persons in the immediate post-war period.

 

For its first edition, the award ceremony 2013, was held in Paris, in the salons of the Constitutional Council, under the aegis of its president, Jean-Louis Debré.

 

Selection 

THE BLUE BEES of Laura ALCOBA (Gallimard)

THE FOURTH WALL of Sorj CHALANDON (Grasset)

NIGHT WAITING by Jacques CHANCEL (Flammarion)

A COUNTRY THAT HAD NO PORT OF Isabelle CONDOU (Plon)

THE LAST SESSION of Chahdortt DJAVANN (Fayard)

KINDERZIMMER of Valentine GOBY (Actes Sud)

THE LAST LORD OF MARSAD of Charif MAJDALANI (Threshold)

THE SEASON OF THE SHADOW of Léonora MIANO (Grasset)

THE INVENTION OF OUR LIVES by Karine TUIL (Grasset)

ARDEN by Frédéric VERGER (Gallimard)

 

The winner of the first edition of the Mémoire Albert Cohen Prize is Frédéric Verger for his novel: Arden (Gallimard 2013).

 

The Mémoire Albert Cohen Prize was organized with the support of the Jan Michalski Foundation for Writing and Literature, created on the initiative of Vera Michalski-Hoffmann in memory of her husband Jan, with the aim of keeping the action alive. by Jan Michalski in favor of literary creation.

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In 2014, the Jury is chaired by Eric Fottorino

composed of Yasmine Char, Paule Constant, Camille Laurens, Mohammed Aïssaoui, Metin Arditi, Eric Fottorino, René Guitton, Amin Maalouf, and Christophe Ono-Dit-Biot.


Selection 

Christian AUTHIER - THE SOLDIER OF ALLAH (Grasset)
Kamel DAOUD - MEURSAULT COUNTER-INVESTIGATION (Actes Sud)
Ousmane DIARRA - THE ROUTE OF CLAMORS (Gallimard)
Pauline DREYFUS - These are things that happen (Grasset)
Frederika Amalia FINKELSTEIN - THE FORGET - (Gallimard / L'Arpenteur)
David FOENKINOS - CHARLOTTE (Gallimard)
Fouad LAROUI - THE TRIBUNATIONS OF THE LAST SIJILMASSI (Julliard)
Jean-Michel OLIVIER - THE BARBARIAN FRIEND (De Fallois)
Olivier ROLIN - THE METEOROLOGIST (Seuil)
Emmanuel RUBEN - THE LINE OF ICE (Rivages)
Lydie SALVAYRE - NOT CRYING (Seuil)
Valérie ZENATTI - JACOB JACOB (Editions de l'Olivier)


The deliberation and awarding of the prize - with endowment of 2,500 € - took place on January 26, 2015, at the Constitutional Council, in the presence of its President Jean-Louis Debré.


The recipient of the second Mémoire Albert Cohen Prize 02 is Pauline Dreyfus for her novel: These are things that happen (Grasset)

 

The Mémoire Albert Cohen Prize 02 has the following kind of support:

Jan Michalski Foundation - Arditi Foundation - Baron Philippe de Rothschild France

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The jury of the third Mémoire Albert Cohen Prize was chaired by Metin Arditi, and composed of Mohamed Aissaoui, Nathalie Azoulai, Christophe Bataille, Paule Constant, Pauline Dreyfus, Eric Fottorino, Elias Sanbar, Frédéric Verger.

 

Selection 

THE HILLS OF BELLEVILLE by G. Arthur Goldschmidt (Jacqueline Chambon)

A PAPA OF BLOOD by Jean Hatzfeld, (Gallimard)

AT THIS STAGE OF THE NIGHT of Maylis de Kerangal (Guerin)

The ILLETRE of Cécile Ladjali, (Actes Sud)

ECHOUES by Pascal Manoukian, (Don Quixote)

THIS COUNTRY THAT LOOKS TO you by Tobie Nathan, (Stock)

THE FOREIGN of Valérie Toranian, (Flammarion)

 

Remember that selected novels must bear the humanist spirit proper to the work of Albert Cohen and question the figure of the stranger by bringing a new light.

 

The 2016 winner is Jean Hatzfeld for A Blood Dad, (Gallimard)

The award ceremony took place at UNESCO fairs in Paris.

 

This year, the Mémoire Albert Cohen Prize has the following kind of support: Jan Michalski Foundation - Fondation Arditi

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