The Goncourt high school students 2022 to Sabyl Ghoussoub for “Beirut-sur-Seine”

The Goncourt des lycéens 2022 was awarded Thursday, November 24 to Sabyl Ghoussoub for her novel Beirut-sur-Seine, published by Stock. The jury, made up of high school students from all over France, announced it from the town hall of Rennes.

In his second novel, the 34-year-old Franco-Lebanese journalist offers a reflection on family and immigration, by questioning his parents who came to settle in Paris in 1975 when the war was about to ravage their country.

The prize will be awarded to the Ministry of National Education

After more than two months of diligent reading of the 15 works in the selection of the prestigious Goncourt Prize, twelve high school jurors were called in the morning to decide between the four finalist novels during final deliberations. The prize will then be awarded in Paris at 7:00 p.m. to the Ministry of National Education.

Goncourt’s little brother, the Goncourt des lycéens takes place every year from September to November and allows some 2,000 students from general, technological, professional and agricultural high schools, from the second to the BTS, to discover contemporary literature and to arouse the taste reading.

Last year, the Goncourt des lycéens was awarded to Clara Dupont-Monod for Adapt (ed. Stock), a novel about disability, also winner of the Prix Femina 2021.


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