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Foreign Language Literary Awards
Countries all over the world offer Literary Awards each year. This page provides examples of some of these awards; these lists are just a small sampling of some of the prizes awarded. In many cases, the library purchases copies of the award winners and makes them available in our collection.
French Literary Awards
The Goncourt Prize is a "prize in French literature, given by the académie Goncourt to the author of 'the best and most imaginative prose work of the year.'"
Le Grand Prix du Roman
"Le Grand Prix du Roman is a French literary award, created in 1918, and given each year by the Académie française."
"The Prix Théophraste-Renaudot or Prix Renaudot is a French literary award which was created in 1926 by ten art critics awaiting the results of the deliberation of the jury of the Prix Goncourt. The Prix Renaudot, while not officially related to the Prix Goncourt, is a kind of complement to it."
"The Prix Femina is a French literary prize created in 1904 by 22 writers for the magazine La Vie heureuse (today known as Femina). The prize is decided each year by an exclusively female jury, although the authors of the winning works do not have to be women."
"The Prix Interallié (Interallié Prize), also known simply as l’Interallié, is an annual French literary award, awarded for a novel written by a journalist."
"The Prix Médicis is a French literary award given each year in November. It was founded in 1958 by Gala Barbisan and Jean-Pierre Giraudoux. It is awarded to an author whose 'fame does not yet match his talent.'"
Spanish Literary Awards
Premio Planeta de Novela
"The Premio Planeta de Novela is a Spanish literary prize, awarded since 1952 by the Spanish publisher Grupo Planeta to an original novel written in Spanish (Castilian). It is one of about 16 literary prizes given by Planeta."
"Premio Nadal is a Spanish literary prize awarded annually by the publishing house Ediciones Destino, part of Planeta."
Novel National Prize
"The Novel National Prize is a prize given by Spanish Ministry of Culture to a novel written by a Spanish author in any of the Spanish languages."