The Renaudot Prize jury selected Amélie Nothomb for her novel First blood in his first selection and especially the Senegalese Mohamed Mbougar Sarr for The most secret memory of men, which already appears in those of the Femina, Goncourt and Medici awards. Of the sixteen authors selected in the category of novels, three others are present on the competing price lists. Anne Berest, who delves into the history of her Jewish family with Postcard, is also in those of Femina and Goncourt with this novel published by Grasset.

Christophe Donner was selected by the Medici jury for France goy, and Maria Pourchet on that of Goncourt, with Fire, a fiction on incest. For Amélie Nothomb, First blood, the 30th novel by this very popular author, is perhaps the opportunity to win an award, which was not chosen by Goncourt. The Renaudot on the other hand ignored Christine Angot, already retained on the lists of Fémina, Goncourt and Médicis. The Renaudot prize also presented on Thursday the list of the ten authors selected for its prize for the best essay.

Romans :
Sophie Avon, A remarkable woman (Mercure de France)
Anne Berest, Postcard (Grasset)
Nicolas Chemla, Dark Murnau (The Seeker midday)
Catherine Cusset, The Definition of Happiness (Gallimard)
Pierre Darkanian, The Chinese Report (Anne Carrière)
Christophe Donner, France goy (Grasset)
Etienne Kern, The Flights (Gallimard)
Louis-Henri De La Rochefoucauld, Sand castle (Robert Laffont)
Agnes Desarthe, The eternal bridegroom (Olive Tree)
Justine Levy, His son (Stock)
Gilles Martin-Chauffier, The last tribune (Grasset)
Amélie Nothomb, First blood (Albin Michel)
Maria Pourchet, Fire (Fayard)
Mathieu Palain, Don’t stop running (The Iconoclast)
Abel Quentin, The Seer of Etampes (The Observatory)
Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, The most secret memory of men (Philippe Rey)

Gwenaëlle Aubry, Saint-Phalle (Stock)
Frédéric Gros, Shame is a revolutionary feeling (Albin Michel)
Gaspard Koenig, On horseback in the footsteps of Montaigne (The Observatory)
Jean Lebrun, Here Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Christmas 1941 (Blue around)
Etty Mansour, Death Conveyor (Ecuador)
Anthony Palou, In my street there were three shops (Presses de la Cité)
Olivier Rasimi, Babe (Arléa)
Catherine Rods, Since I read you I admire you (Fayard)
Sandra Vanbremeersch, The Reclining Lady (Threshold)
Jakuta Alikavazovic, Like a sky in us (Stock)