Goncourt Prize awarded for psychological thriller Automatic translate
PARIS. Leyla Slimani received the Goncourt Prize for the novel about the nanny killer.
At a traditional literary dinner in the Parisian restaurant Drouant, the name of the 2016 Goncourt Prize laureate (Prix Goncourt 2016) sounded. Six out of ten members of the jury cast their votes for the Chanson douce of Leïla Slimani. The holder of the main literary prize in France was born in the capital of Morocco - Rabat. At the age of 17 she entered the Paris Institute for Political Studies (Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po)). Political science chose the career of a journalist in the weekly Jeune Afrique, having tried her hand before in the acting field. The first novel - Dans le jardin de l’ogre - in 2014 reached the final of the Prix de Flore literary award, founded by Frédéric Beigbeder. The next book, published by Gallimard, the thriller Chanson douce, instantly became a bestseller and was awarded the Goncourt Prize.
The idea of a psychological thriller about modern Mary Poppins, who turned out to be a fiend of hell, came under the impression of a story that shook America in 2012. The couple, Krim, whose head was promoted to CNBC, moved to New York from California. Life in the new place was wonderful. Prestigious work, an apartment in an elite house near the Central Park, three lovely children. And the nanny, who was considered almost a member of the family. Jocelyn Ortega emigrated to America from the Dominican Republic. A lovely 50-year-old woman who got along well with her children. On October 25, 2012, she killed two children, after trying to commit suicide. In the process of creating the book, Slimani remembered another story from the 1997 crime chronicle. The Englishwoman Louise Woodward, hired by an American couple to look after a baby, caused him injuries incompatible with life. At the trial she was unexpectedly acquitted. The book turned out to be powerful and reliable. Slimani herself was looking for a nanny at that moment for her 6-month-old son and was horrified by such terrible stories. The size of the Goncurov Prize for miserables is 10 euros. Everything is compensated by huge circulations and rapidly growing popularity.
Elena Tanakova © Gallerix.ru
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