One Man, One Book: Hervé Le Tellier as the Newly Crowned Goncourt Prize Winner with His Outstanding Novel
A mix of thriller, human comedy and science fiction: Hervé Le Tellier has received the coveted French literary prize Prix Goncourt for his novel “L’Anomalie”.
D.The French literary prize Prix Goncourt this year goes to Hervé Le Tellier. The 63-year-old author receives the coveted French literary award for “L’Anomalie”, the jury announced on Monday in Paris. The book is about a unique event that turns the lives of hundreds of passengers on a flight from Paris to New York upside down.
Le Tellier has published more than twenty works, several of which have been published in German, such as the autobiographical novel “All die Glücklichen Familien” and “Ich und der President. A letter novel”. “L’Anomalie”, a mixture of thriller, human comedy and science fiction, is published in German by Rowohlt.
The coveted Prix Goncourt is only endowed with a symbolic ten euros, but above all stimulates sales. It has been awarded since 1903. The Prix Renaudot, which was awarded at the same time, went to Marie-Hélène Lafon for “Histoire du fils” (German: The story of the son). The 58-year-old author tells the story of a child from an unknown father.