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Week-end at Zuydcoote

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Week-end at Zuydcoote
First edition
AuthorRobert Merle
Original titleWeek-end à Zuydcoote
TranslatorK. Rebillon-Lambley
PublisherGallimard, Collection Blanche
Publication date
Publication placeFrance
Published in English
AwardsPrix Goncourt (1949)
LC ClassPQ2625.E5278 W4

Week-end at Zuydcoote (French: Week-end à Zuydcoote; published as Weekend at Dunkirk in the United States) is a 1949 novel by French author Robert Merle, published in the Collection Blanche by Éditions Gallimard. It won the 1949 Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary prize. It was first published in English in 1950.[1]

In 1964 the novel was adapted to a film called Weekend at Dunkirk (French: Week-end à Zuydcoote), directed by Henri Verneuil, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo. The music for the film was composed by Maurice Jarre.


  1. ^ Kirkup, James (2 April 2004). "Obituaries: Robert Merle". The Independent. Archived from the original on 8 August 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2015.