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Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger Sofitel


Every year the Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg hosts the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger (Best Foreign Book Prize).

Created in 1948 by a group of literary directors of publishing houses, the Prize was one of the first to distinguish works of foreign literature. Since 2011, it has been supported by Sofitel and awarded to Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg.

This Literary Prize awards a novel and an essay published abroad and translated into French. Many prestigious critics or publishers have been part of the jury, such as Maurice Nadeau and Raymond Queneau.

In this continuity, the jury this year counted eleven personalities from the literary world: Catherine Enjolet, Daniel Arsand, Gérard de Cortanze, Joël Schmidt, Christine Jordis, Jean-Claude Lebrun, Anne Freyer, Joëlle Losfeld, Alexis Liebaert, Nathalie Crom, as well as the Publisher and Managing Director of Editions Stock, Manuel Carcassonne.

Our hotel, formerly named Hôtel Vouillement, is mentioned in Marcel Proust’s La Recherche du Temps Perdu and was particularly appreciated by many authors such as Jean Cocteau or Luigi Pirandello. Through its support for the Best Foreign Book Prize, the Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg continues this beautiful relationship with the world of literature.

The Sofitel Best Foreign Book Prize was awarded:

In 2021, in the novel category, to  Gouzel IakhinaLes enfants de la Volga (Noir sur Blanc) and, in the essay category to Kapka KassabovaL’écho du lac (Marchialy)

In 2020, in the novel category, to  Colum McCannApeirogon (Belfond) and, in the essay category to Daniel MendelsohnTrois anneaux. Un conte d’Exil (Flammarion)

In 2019, in the novel category, to  Christoph HeinL’Ombre d’un père (Metaillié) and, in the essay category to Wolfram EilenbergerLe Temps des magiciens (Albin Michel)

In 2018, in the novel category, to  Eduardo HalfonDeuils (Quai Voltaire) and, in the essay category to Stefano MassiniLes Frères Lehman (Éditions du Globe)

In 2017, in the novel category, to  Viet Thanh NguyenLe Sympathisant (Belfond)  and, in the essay category to Philippe Sands, Retour à Lemberg (Albin Michel)

In 2016, in the novel category, to  Drago JančarCette nuit, je l’ai vue (Phébus) and, in the essay category to Samar YazbekLes Portes du néant (Stock)

In 2015, in the novel category, to   Martin AmisLa Zone d’intérêt (Calmann-Lévy) and, in the essay category to Christoph RansmayrAtlas d’un homme inquiet (Albin Michel)

In 2014, in the novel category, to  Helen MacdonaldM pour Mabel (Fleuve éditions) and, in the essay category to Göran RosenbergUne brève halte après Auschwitz (Seuil)

In 2013, in the novel category, to  Alan HollinghurstL’Enfant de l’étranger (Albin Michel)  and, in the essay category to Erwin MortierPsaumes balbutiés. Livre d’heures de ma mère (Fayard)

In 2012, in the novel category, to  Avraham YehoshuaRétrospective (Grasset/Calmann-Lévy) and, in the essay category to David Van ReybrouckCongo. Une histoire (Actes Sud)

In 2011, in the novel category, to  Alessandro PipernoPersécution (Liana Levi) and, in the essay category to Marina TsvetaïevaRécits et Essais (tome 2) (Seuil)

 

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