Emmanuel Carrere wins Guadalajara award
9 September, 2017
French author Emmanuel Carrere has been announced as the winner of the 2017 Guadalajara International Book Fair Literary Award. The award, which is accompanied by a check for $150,000, will be presented to Carrere at the fair’s opening day on 25 November.
“The 59-year-old Carrere navigates the different genres with apparent ease, a talent that has made him one of today's most read and influential authors,” the jury panel wrote in a statement. “A writer, screenwriter and journalist, Emmanuel Carrere has also worked in cinema and television, without losing sight of the humanistic cultural tradition.”
He is the author of titles such as The Enemy, A Russian Novel and The Kingdom, as well as the screenplay for the film La classe de neige (literally Snow Class).
Established in 1991, the award of the international book fair in Mexico is given to an author working in one of the Romance languages. This year’s winner was selected among 72 candidacies from 18 countries.