Prix Jacques-Cartier du roman et de la nouvelle de langue française
In honour of
The Prix Jacques-Cartier du roman et de la nouvelle de langue française was created in 2009 by the Centre Jacques Cartier de Lyon, in collaboration with the Grand Prix du livre de Montréal, to mark the centre’s 25th anniversary.
Nature of the award
The Prix Jacques-Cartier is awarded to the author of a French-language novel or collection of short stories that has been entered into the Grand Prix du livre de Montréal. The award, with its accompanying $5,000 bursary, recognizes the publication’s outstanding craftsmanship and original contribution to the Francophonie.
Spearheading this award were Alain Bideau, founding director of the Centre Jacques Cartier in Lyon, France, and Normand Biron, Commissioner of International Relations at Ville de Montréal.
To be eligible for the Prix Jacques-Cartier du roman et de la nouvelle de langue française, the novel or collection of short stories must be written in French and entered into and eligible for the Grand Prix du livre de Montréal. Only a novel, short story, tale or narrative will be considered for evaluation. Works meeting these criteria will be automatically submitted to the panel of judges. Note that no author may win two awards in the same year.
Method of evaluation
The panel of judges for the Prix Jacques-Cartier is the same as that for the Grand Prix du livre de Montréal. The panel is made up of five individuals representing the various sectors of the publishing industry, Montréal’s two major linguistic communities and the leading contemporary literary and intellectual trends.
Date of the award presentation