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Created in 1994 by Frédéric Beigbeder and Carole Chrétiennot, the Prix de Flore works to perpetuate the long literary tradition of the Café de Flore in Paris and to highlight young authors with “insolent and original” talent. In 2019, the Prize celebrated its 25th anniversary by awarding Sofia Aouine’s “Rhapsodie des Oubliés”. On November 4 this year, the jury chose Abel Quentin for his second novel, “Le voyant d’Étampes” published by Éditions de L’Observatoire. With eight votes against four, the author was awarded in the first round by the jury composed of Frédéric Beigbeder, Jacques Braunstein, Manuel Carcassonne, Carole Chrétiennot, Michèle Fitoussi, François Reynaert, Jean-Pierre Saccani, Bertrand de Saint-Vincent, Christophe Tison, Philippe Vandel and Arnaud Viviant. Abel Quentin succeeds Thibault de Montaigu, the 2020 laureate, and thus enters the literary legend of the Café de Flore and its Prize which brings together great authors such as Michel Houellebecq, Virginie Despenstes, Christine Angot or Amélie Nothomb.

Photos : Jean Picon

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