The French national academy of medicine announces the names of the four
2023 finalists of the National Academy of Medicine Literary Prize
Press release, April 24, 2023
The Literary Prize of the French National Academy of Medicine, awarded since 2022, follows the Jean Bernard Prize, which was awarded annually between 2003 and 2021. The Literary Prize of the National Academy of Medicine, for its second year, rewards for its literary qualities a book having among its main themes the health disciplines and professions, disease or health of body or soul. This may be a novel, a story, or a non-fiction text. Are excluded works related to academic research in the fields of medicine or history of medicine and popular science works, unless they demonstrate a particularly original literary approach.
The prize rewards a book in French, by a living author, published no earlier than the year preceding that of the competition. It is not endowed. It gives the right to the title of laureate of the National Academy of Medicine.
This year, the jury made up of a dozen eminent members of the National Academy of Medicine, the chief curator of the library of the Academy of Medicine, his deputy director and a bookseller, had the pleasure to receive 18 candidate books. After a difficult selection, they are pleased to announce the four finalists for the Literary Prize of the Academy of Medicine for 2023.
Have been nominated :
Un puma dans le cœur, by Stéphanie Dupays, Paris, Éd. de l’Olivier, 2023.
Les enragés, by Paola Nicolas, Paris, Globe, 2022.
Les enfants endormis, by Anthony Passeron, Paris, Globe, 2022.
Un enfant sans histoire, by Minh Tran Huy, Arles, Actes Sud, 2022.
The winner of the Literary Prize of the French National Academy of Medicine will be designated on June 20, 2023.