Five finalists for the 2024 Orange Book Prize

Five finalists for the 2024 Orange Book Prize
Five finalists for the 2024 Orange Book Prize

Chaired by Jean-Christophe Rufin, the jury for the 2024 Orange Book Prize announced, Monday May 13, its latest selection, made up of five titles. From now on, voting is open to Internet users who can choose, until June 5, their favorite book on the readers.com site. An online meeting is planned for Tuesday, May 28, at 7 p.m., with the five finalist authors. The name of the winner will be revealed on June 13. It will receive a grant of 15,000 euros and will benefit from a promotional campaign in the press and on the web.

The five finalists

  • Soon the living ofAmina Damerdji (Gallimard)
  • Fantastic love story of Sophie Divry (Threshold)
  • The Prince’s Friend of Marianne Jaegle (The Surveyor)
  • And, bloom again of Kiyémis (Philippe Rey)
  • No value of Gaëlle Obiégly (Bayard)

The jury is made up, this year, of academician Jean-Christophe Rufin, authors Paul Saint-Bris (2023 winner), Rachid Benzine, Dimitri Delmas, Julie Estève, Olivier Liron, Alexia Stresi, booksellers Chloe Abellan And Marie Michaud and five readers from the readers.com community. The Cités Caritas Reading Club, an association for the inclusion of people, also counts for one vote, as does a committee made up of around twenty juror readers, whose opinion complements that of the jury.

Created in 2009 and supported by the Orange Foundation, the prize aims to “highlight the most notable novels of the January return to school and give visibility to emerging talents”.

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