The Friday 2024 Prize kicks off

The Friday 2024 Prize kicks off
The Friday 2024 Prize kicks off

The Friday Prize announces the arrival of the literary journalist Cécile Ribault-Caillol and the author and specialist in adolescent literature Tom Levêque in the jury of its 2024 edition, alongside Raphaël Botte, Philippe-Jean Catinchi, Françoise Dargent, Claudine Desmarteau, Marie Desplechin, Nathalie Riché And Simon Roguet.

Created in 2016 by the group of Youth publishers of the National Publishing Union (SNE), the Friday prize is considered the first major national prize for adolescent literature in the French language and rewards, each year, a French-speaking work intended for more than 13 years old published in the previous year. Endowed with 2,000 euros, it is organized with the magazine I’m reading and the Culture pass.

Deadline

Publishing houses wishing to participate have until Friday June 21 to apply. A selection of ten books will be announced on September 5 before the proclamation, which will take place on Tuesday, November 5. Meetings in bookstores with the authors selected by the jury will then be organized from January 2025. The winner will succeed Claudine Desmarteaudistinguished for In the name of Chris (Gallimard Jeunesse).

Since 2023, the Friday – Pass Culture Youth Jury prize has also been awarded, which benefits from an endowment of 1,000 euros donated by the La Poste Foundation. It was won last year by Arnaud Cathrine, For Octave (Robert Laffont).

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