Nathalie Léger and Bertrand Schefer won the Wepler Award, both publisher Paul Otchakovsky-Laurens (who died last year). The first one was awarded the prize and the other was awarded a special prize.
Novelist Nathalie Léger received the Wepler-Fondation La Poste Award for his novel White dress, Particularly mentioned writer and director Bertrand Schefer for Black Series, Exceptionally for this beautiful literary prize created twenty-one years ago, two books were crowned by the same house P.O.L. P.O.L was founded by Paul Otchakovsky-Laurens, who died last year. Today, this house is managed by Frédéric Boyer.
These two books perfectly match the spirit of the Wepler Prize, whose mission is to promote innovative works. Created in 1998 at the initiative of the bookstore Marie-Rose Guarniéri, manager of Paris Abbey's bookstore, with the support of Wepler brewery and the La Poste Foundation, the award had never been postponed since the launch. has twenty-one years.
Another coincidence: two award-winning novels recount two facts. White dress, the third title of Nathalie Léger, returns to the film of the Italian artist Pipp Bacca (pseudonym Giuseppina Pasqualino) who in March 2008 tried to cross the war in a wedding dress. His mission: to bring peace to the world.
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Part of Milan's artist wanted to travel to Jerusalem across the countries of former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. His trip stopped shortly after a month after his departure. March 31, 2008 was raped and killed in Turkey. She was 33 years old.
"It is not the grace or the stupidity of her intentions that she is interested in, she wanted to fix something disproportionately in her gesture and that she did not get there," explains AFP Nathalie Léger, who also leads Imec (Institute of Contemporary Edition).
Is enough white dress to redeem the suffering of the world? There is no doubt that only words can make justice to the mother in tears, answers Nathalie Léger. "Because in this text with embellished writing and melancholy melancholy, the storyteller mixes the story of Pippi Bacca with that of the mother of humiliated divorce on his account," said Alain Jean-Robert, AFP journalist who this year was a part jury.
The case of kidnapping
Black SeriesThe fourth novel by Bertrand Schefer was also inspired by real events. This story has three characters gathered in the heart of the kidnapping case: the young seductive worker who passes by night in the streets of Paris, a beautiful Danish who reveals the capital of Ankaras and an antisocial thief. The story of the French society of the sixties, the media and all the blurry boundary between fiction and reality.
The extraordinary thing about this incident is that he was inspired by himself … fiction! The story was released in the famous collection of Gallimard editions, Black Series: Rapt, American novel Lionel White, I'm inspired by kidnapping young Lindberga … We do not end.
Film director Bertrand Schefer reminds us that Jean-Luc Godard will inspire another novel by Lionel White to write Pierrot le Fou. Magazine Le Figaro He praised the literary ability: "The author" reinvents the territory of news greatly. Encouraged by a long-term investigation, the author is concerned with the truth, first of all, interested in the beings. Following their path of failure, from Copenhagen to the Parisian palace and the Côte d 'Azur, the magnificent and heart lovers who were Robert Rolland, one of the two hijackers, a beautiful young style new wave and his Queen of Scandinavian beauty. We also crossed Sagan, Pauvert, Antonioni, Anna Karina or Truffaut. This "requiem for losers" is beautiful deep black. Vintage black.
The prize of 10,000 and 3,000 euros (for the aforementioned) will be awarded to two winners this Monday night at the famous Wepler brewery at Clichy, Paris.
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