In 2021, India has the honour of joining the international family of the Choix Goncourt (Goncourt Choice). This initiative by the French Institute in India/Embassy of France aims to promote French language & literature and the translation of French titles to Indian publishers. It also offers students the opportunity to discover contemporary French literature.
The creation of the Goncourt Choice of India, affiliated with the prestigious French literary prize, is aimed at all Indian francophone students who love literature. This year, the prize is supported by 9 Indian universities and Alliances françaises network.
It will be discussed by 48 jury members spread throughout the country. This networking of the territory increases the visibility of French studies, stimulates translation of novels into Indian languages and helps promote French books in India.
The invitation of France, guest of honour country at the New Delhi World Book Fair in January 2022 promises a strong resonance of this first edition. Under the guidance of an Academician invited each year by the French Institute in India, the 10 jury members will discuss their choice during the Fair.