Yasmina Khadra awarded the French Academy Literature Prize
PARIS - The French Academy awarded a prize package for 2011, including those of literature to the Algerian Yasmina Khadra and that of Francophonie to the Moroccan writer Abdellatif Laabi, the institution said Thursday in a statement.
- This record has a total of 70 awards. The Grand Prix du Roman will be awarded for its part in the fall, as usual, says the Academy, whose primary function is to ensure compliance with the French language and to compose the dictionary.
- The Grand Prize for Literature Henri Gal, Price of the Institute of France, endowed with 40,000 Euros, was awarded to the Algerian novelist Yasmina Khadra, whose real name is Mohammed Moulessehoul.
- The Grand Prize for Literature, endowed with 15,000 Euros, was awarded the French philosopher, psychoanalyst and novelist Jean-Bernard Pontalis for all of his work.
- The Grand Prix de la francophonie, endowed with 22,500 Euros, was awarded to Moroccan writer Abdellatif Laabi and the Great Medal of the Francophonie to the Iranian philosopher and novelist Daryus Shayegan.
- Hervé Delven Prize, endowed with 25,000 Euros, was awarded to Malian Moussa Konate, who works through his books and his work as an editor, to the diffusion of French literature in his country, said the Academy.
- The Prix Jacques de Fouchier, endowed with 20,000 Euros, crowned the botanist Francis Hallé, for his works.
- The Grand Prix of poetry, endowed with 3,800 Euros, came back to Franck Venaille for Lifetime Achievement and the Grand Prix of philosophy, endowed with 3,750 Euros, to François Jullien, for all his work.
- Finally, the Film Prize René Clair (1500 Euros) was awarded to Danièle Thompson, for all his films, and the theatre Prize (1,000 Euros) to Chalem Denise, for all her drama.
- Ennaharonline/ M. O.