goncourt goncourt

Definition(s):

  1. (n) French writer who collaborated with his brother Edmond de Goncourt on many books (1830-1870)
  2. (n) French writer who collaborated with his brother Jules de Goncourt on many books and who in his will established the Prix Goncourt (1822-1896)

News

  • 'Lost Generation' novel wins top French literary prize

    France's top literary prize, the Goncourt, was awarded on Monday to Pierre Lemaitre for a fast-moving adventure-tragedy about the lost generation after World War I. It was the first Goncourt win for longtime crime writer Lemaitre and his first non-genre work after a series of successful thrillers.
    on November 5, 2013     Source: AFP via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I am very happy to be a woman receiving the Goncourt," said NDiaye at the awards ceremony, which by tradition took place in a Parisian restaurant.
    on Nov 2, 2009 By: Marie NDiaye Source: BBC News

  2. "Writers who are awarded the Goncourt Prize have the right to say what they want," Mitterrand told France-Bleu Isere radio on Thursday.
    on Nov 12, 2009 By: François Mitterrand Source: AsiaOne

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