The jury Medici has removed six novels in French on the fifteen that were included in his first selection. Nine authors are still in the running for the Award which will be handed out on 8 November, among which Santiago H. Amigorena (P. O. L.), which is also in the running for the Goncourt, the Renaudot, and December, and the three authors of first novels, Victor, Jestin (Flammarion), Kevin Lambert (The New Attila), Guillaume Lavenant (Shores). One thing is for sure, the Gallimard editions only come away with not the Medici this year. P. O. L. and Flammarion, however, have two novels in the selection.

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In the novel category foreign, eight authors will remain selected, which of the heavyweights of world literature, the Romanian Mircea Cartarescu (with Solenoid) , the American Joyce Carol Oates (A book of martyrs in the us), the Irish Edna O’brien (Girl), the Spaniard Manuel Vilas (Ordesa) .

Fourteen books are finally in the selection of the prix Médicis Essay. A list that is a joyful patchwork of multiple talents. Editions Verdier, three times cited, compete in a good place.

Nine French novels :

The Ghetto inside of Santiago H. Amigorena (P. O. L)

Day of courage Brigitte Giraud (Flammarion)

Big Deer by Claudie Hunzinger (Grasset)

The Heat Victor Jestin (Flammarion)

Temptation Luke Lang (Stock)

Quarrel Kevin Lambert (The New Attila)

Protocol governing of Guillaume Lavenant (Shores)

Cora in the spiral of Vincent Message (Threshold)

My Ancestor Fish by Christine Montalbetti (P. O. L)

of Eight novels foreign :

The Divide by Nina Allan translated by Bernard Sigaud (Tristram)

Solenoid of Mircea Cartarescu, translated by Laure Hinckel (Black on White)

The great realm of shadows Arno Geiger translated by Olivier Le Lay, Gallimard)

Kintu of Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi translated by Céline Schwaller (Métailié)

book of martyrs u.s. Joyce Carol Oates translated by Claude Seban (Philippe Rey)

Girl Edna O’brien translated by Aude de Saint-Loup and Pierre-Emmanuel Dauzat (Sabine Wespieser)

Miss Iceland of Auður Ava Olafsdottir, translated by Eric Boury (Zulma)

Ordesa of Manuel Vilas translated by Isabelle Gugnon (basement)

Fourteen trials :

The black Novel the History of Didier Daeninckx (Verdier)

Scrabble Michaël Ferrier (Mercure de France)

Recidivism Michaël Foessel (PUF)

The Greco – a great sleep black , Jean-Paul Marcheschi (editions Art3)

Breaks Claire Marine (Observatory)

Blueberries Maggie Nelson (basement)

I have forgot of Bulle Ogier and Anne Diatkine (Threshold)

Before I forget Anne Pauly (Verdier)

The World horizontal Bruno Remaury (Corti)

Appia by Paolo Rumiz (Arthaud)

Square of sky of Jean-Louis Schefer (P. O. L)

Iceberg Tanguy Viel (Midnight)

The Booklet of the pupil Jean Genet of Josef Winkler (Verdier)

bullets and opium, of Liao Yiwu (Globe)

the jury of The Medici meets Marianne Alphant, Michel Braudeau, Marie Darrieussecq, Dominique Fernandez, Anne Garreta, Patrick Grainville, Andrei Makine Frédéric Mitterrand, Pascale Roze, and Alain Veinstein.