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Sport Patrick Rambaud leaves the Goncourt jury for health reasons

13:20  07 december  2022
13:20  07 december  2022 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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Goncourt prize for "La Bataille" (Grasset) in 1997, Patrick Rambaud entered the Goncourt Academy in 2008. He was appointed honorary member of the literary company.

  Patrick Rambaud quitte le jury du Goncourt pour raisons de santé © supplied by Franceinfo

the private Goncourt Academy of one of its jurors. The writer Patrick Rambaud, 76, leaves the jury of the most prestigious French literary prize "because of his state of health", according to a press release from the Academy published Tuesday, December 6.

"" Due to his state of health, Patrick Rambaud has just asked the academicians to receive him as a honorary member [who no longer exercises the function but in keeping the title] of the literary society ", specifies the text. The academicians "ratified this desire, unanimously, at their meeting on Tuesday December 6, 2022 by transmitting friendships and wishes to see him very quickly," they said.

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Goncourt Prize for Battle (Grasset) in 1997, Patrick Rambaud entered the Goncourt Academy on May 6, 2008, "at the 5th covered", succeeding Daniel Boulanger. The Goncourt Academy renews its office (president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer) during its first lunch of the year, which traditionally took place on Tuesday in January. Chaired by Didier Decoin, the jury has seven men and three women.

divisions in early November, he was exceptionally divided during the allocation of the Goncourt to Brigitte Giraud. His book Vivre quickly was supported by a camp, while the other preferred him the mage of the Kremlin, of the Italo-Swiss Giuliano Da Empoli.

The ballot had gone to the end of the 14 regulatory rounds and The price had finally been awarded to Brigitte Giraud thanks to the voice of the president, preponderant according to the regulations.

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Unlike uses, one of the jurors, Tahar Ben Jelloun, had revealed that he had voted for Giuliano Da played and launched: "In principle, we are all united" behind the winner. "This year, I have so much anger that not".

Behind this debate between two novels, there was another, born at the time of the announcement of the finalists since Beirut at the end of October. Half of the jury wanted to go there, to mark its solidarity with a big French -speaking city hated by the explosion in August 2020 of a silo filled with ammonium nitrate.

The other half believed that it would have been wise to cancel after the words of the Lebanese Minister of Culture, Mohammad Mourtada, castigating the arrival of "Zionists". Finally, only four members of the jury had gone to Beirut: Didier Decoin, secretary Philippe Claudel, Camille Laurens and Paule Constant. The other six (Pierre Assouline, Pascal Bruckner, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Françoise Chandernagor and Patrick Rambaud) had declined.

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