Prix Médicis

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The Prix Médicis is a French literary award given each year in November. It was founded in 1958 by Gala Barbisan and Jean-Pierre Giraudoux.[1] It is awarded to an author whose "fame does not yet match his talent."[citation needed]

The award goes to a work of fiction in the French language. In 1970 the Prix Médicis étranger was added to recognize a book published in translation. The Prix Médicis essai has been awarded since 1985 for non-fiction works.

Laureates Prix Médicis[edit]

Laureates Prix Médicis étranger[edit]

Laureates Prix Médicis essai[edit]


  1. ^ History of the prize (French) ( 17 July 2011]
  2. ^ a b c "Marie Darrieussecq reçoit le prix Médicis pour "Il faut beaucoup aimer les hommes"". Le Monde (in French). November 12, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ Michal Shmulovich (November 6, 2012). "Israeli author A.B. Yehoshua wins prestigious French literary award". The Times of Israel. Retrieved November 7, 2012.