French novelist Jean-Baptiste Andrea was awarded the prestigious Prix Goncourt on 7 November 2023 for his novel Veiller sur elle.

Jean-Baptiste Andrea is a novelist, film director and screenwriter. His debut novel, Ma Reine, won twelve literary prizes in France, including the Prix du Premier Roman and the Prix Femina des Lycéens. His most recently translated novel, Devils and Saints, won the Grand Prix RTL-Lire in 2021.

He has now be awarded with the most prestigious French literary prize, the Prix Goncourt, for his historical novel Veiller sur elle, set in 20th century Italy. 


You can find his books at la Médiathèque.

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Jean Baptiste Andrea took part in Beyond Words Festival at the Institut français in May 2023.

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