The 2018 best foreign book prize by Sofitel

The ceremony for the Best Foreign Book Prize by Sofitel took place at the prestigious Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg last November 29th, attended by well-known figures from the literary and publishing world.

Under the aegis of the Sofitel Literary Escapes, this prize was awarded to Italian author Stéphano Massini for Les frères Lehman (Globe) in the Novel category, and to Guatemalan author Eduardo Halfon for Deuils (La Table Ronde) in the Essay category.

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The Best Foreign Book Prize by Sofitel celebrates its 70th Anniversary

Created in 1948 by a group of literary editors from several publishing houses, the Best Foreign Book Prize was one of the first awards to honor works of foreign literature. Since 2011, the Prize has been supported by Sofitel and awarded at Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg. Each year, this literary award recognizes a novel and an essay published abroad and translated into French. Many prestigious critics and publishers, including Maurice Nadeau and Raymond Queneau, have sat on the jury. In keeping with this, the jury this year included twelve figures from the literary world - Catherine Enjolet, Daniel Arsand, Gérard de Cortanze, Joël Schmidt, Christine Jordis, Jean-Claude Lebrun, Anne Freyer, Joëlle Losfeld, Alexis Liebaert, Nathalie Crom, Anne-Marie Métailié, and Manuel Carcassonne, Editor and CEO of Editions Stock.