Choix Goncourt UK: In conversation with Sorj Chalandon for his book 'Enfant de Salaud' (Grasset)


As part of this third edition of the Choix Goncourt UK, the Maison Française d’Oxford will host an online event with Sorj Chalandon on 16 February at 5 pm.
Join us on the MFO YouTube channel 

Sorj Chalandon will be in conversation with Catriona Seth (University of Oxford) and French actor Anne de Peufeilhoux will read excerpts of his book.
Students will have the opportunity to ask our guest questions. 


The Choix Goncourt UK is a great occasion for British students who love reading to discover or develop a taste for contemporary French literature. This year, 15 UK based universities and their students are taking part in this literary event.
Students are convening in reading groups to discuss the books from the Académie Goncourt shortlist. On 25th March, they will meet to choose their winner.



The Académie Goncourt announced on 26 October 2021 its final selection for the 2021 prize: 

Le Voyage dans l’Est by Christine Angot
Enfant de Salaud by Sorj Chalandon
Milwaukee Blues de by Louis-Philippe Dalembert
La Plus Secrète Mémoire des hommes, by Mohamed Mbougar Sarr.


The Choix Goncourt UK is convened by Catriona Seth (Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford) and the Maison Française d’Oxford, in collaboration with the Higher Education, Research and Innovation Department at the French Embassy, the French Institute in London, the AUF Europe de l’Ouest, the Académie Goncourt and Librairie "La Page".