Press Release | 1 Dec 2023
Announced in September 2023 by Her Majesty The Queen and Madame Brigitte Macron, the Entente Littéraire Prize (Prix de l’Entente Littéraire), is a UK-France literary prize for young adult literature, that looks to encourage and celebrate the joy of reading and shared literary experiences between France and the UK.
The Prize is inspired by the Entente Cordiale, the 1904 agreement between the UK and French governments that improved bilateral relations. The idea to establish a UK-France literary prize was agreed by the Prime Minister and President Macron at the UK-France bilateral Summit in Paris on 10 March 2023.
The Royal Society of Literature is working with the Institut français du Royaume-Uni, the French Ministry of Culture, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the British Embassy in Paris and the French Embassy in London.
The Prize will be opened to submissions in early 2024, when the judging panel will also be announced.