Books by Kaouther Adimi, Kamel Daoud, Charif Madjalani, and Mahi Binebine Make Fall French Prize Lists

Veteran novelist Charif Majdalani’s new novel,   L’empereur à pied   (The Emperor on Foot),   is on the 2017 Femina and the 2017 Renaudot longlists, and was also longlisted for the FNAC in August. Seven big French literary prizes announce their longlists in September, and a number of works by Arab authors have made the first cut, with the most longlistings to Algerian author   Kaouther Adimi’s   Nos richesses (Our Riches):
Our Riches   has been longlisted for the 2017   Interallié, the 2017   Médicis, the 2017 Goncourt, and the 2017   Renaudot. This newest novel,   L’empereur à pied, is another historical tale that   follows   Khanjar Jbeili, nicknamed The Emperor on Foot. Robin MogerCategories: other literary prizes This novel — like Kamel Daoud’s popular and prize-winning debut   The Meursault Investigation —   revisits Camus through his first publisher,   Edmond Charlot, and an Algerian repainting his old bookshop in 2017. According to the publisher, the prosperous “emperor” imposes a rule on his descendants, that only one per generation is allowed to marry and have children. Kamel Daoud’s sophomore novel,   Zabor   is on one list, the 2017   Interallié. Advertisements

Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintLinkedInRedditGoogleTumblrPinterestPocketLike this:Like Loading…‹ Friday Finds: Ahmad Yamani’s ‘The Scream,’ Trans. It will certainly be interesting to read the two books against each other. Moroccan novelist Mahi Binebine’s   Le fou du roi (King’s Fool)   made the 2017 Renaudot longlist. The novel is inspired by his father’s life as king’s jester, much like Youssef Fadel’s   A Beautiful White Cat Walks With Me,   which was translated by Alexander Elinson. Majdalani’s brilliant, gripping   Caravanserail   appeared in English as   Moving the Palace,   rendered in beautifully textured English by Edward Gauvin.