Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse. Photo/Fondation Jan Michalski © Wiktoria Bosc

Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse is Prix Du Livre Inter 2024 finalist

Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse’s Le Convoi is a finalist for Prix Du Livre Inter 2024; the announcement was made on Wednesday, April 3, 2024.

The Prix du Livre Inter is a prize for best French novel of the year awarded by the radio channel France Inter established at the initiative of Paul-Louis Mignon in 1975.

The jury for 2024 features individuals from teenage to those in their nineties in a variety of professions employed, unemployed, and retired across France and Belgium. The twenty-four jurors include Patrick Babayou Rahma Benhassoun, Raphaël Beaulieu, Landry Boussac, Séverine Debiais, Théo Duchaussoy, Didier Ehretsmann, Jonathan Frydman, Andrew Isar, Jeanne Jouffrey, Léa Leguillette, Elodie Leneutre, Jérémy Martin, Yves Netens, Myriam Panou, Claudie Parolini, Didier Peny, Glenn Pouliquen, Ludivine Rogues, Caroline Simmenauer, Mélanie Simon, Oscar Spdini, Claire Striffling, and Agathe Vernay.

The books that this jury will select the best were announced on April 3 and they included Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse’s memoir Le Convoi.

Responding to the listing Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse said on Instagram, “Oh my… @claire.fercak @sandierigolt @flammarionlivres and a thought for my host family, Chantal and Bernard Blondelle, @julietteblondelle @vblondelle, with whom I started listening to this beautiful radio in July 1994.”

The winner, which will be the fiftieth edition, will be announced on June 3.

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