Italian-Swiss Giuliano da Empoli receives the French Academy Grand Prix – rts.ch
Giuliano da Empoli acquired the Grand Prix du roman from the French Academy on Thursday for “Le mage du Kremlin”. A novel crucial of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Italian-Swiss author can also be one of many 4 finalists for the 2022 Goncourt Prize.
On this novel printed in April by Editions Gallimard, Giuliano da Empoli gives an outline of the mechanisms of energy in Russia over the previous thirty years. The lengthy monologue he imagines from the mouth of fictional Kremlin adviser Vadim Baranov is impressed by the profession of Vladislav Surkov, co-founder of Vladimir Putin’s United Russia occasion for the 2001 presidential election.
Vadim Baranov entrusts the cynicism of a president whom he calls “the Tsar”, the chance to return to the occasions which have shaken the historical past of Russia because the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991.
“My guide is actually imbued with a sure French literature, which has had its place on the Academy for a very long time, and which dissects energy, who observes it”, declared the winner to the press.
Giuliano da Empoli can also be one of many 4 finalists for the 2022 version of the celebrated Goncourt Prize, which will probably be introduced on November 3. Acquiring these two literary prizes in the identical yr is a feat that few authors have achieved, as a result of the 2 Academies, French and Goncourt, typically worth the independence of their alternative.
Born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, an elegant suburb of Paris, Giuliano da Empoli, 49, was the political adviser to the President of the Italian Council Matteo Renzi.
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