Tuesday, November 6, 2007

You Gotta Love the French. . .

On the eve of Canada's big literary night - the handing out of The Giller Prize, this story from France made me laugh so hard I nearly scalded myself with my morning cup of tea. It's award season across the pond as well and the prestigious Goncourt went to Gilles Leroy for his novel about Zelda Fitzgerald called Alabama Song. But the Renaudot prize went to Daniel Pennac's Chagrin d'ecole which wasn't even on the shortlist! Oh, I hope this sets a precedent - how much fun would that be? The Guardian has the full story.

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