The Italian-Swiss Giuliano da Empoli receives the Grand Prix du roman from the French Academy
The Italian-Swiss Giuliano da Empoli obtained the Grand Prix du roman from the French Academy on Thursday for The Mage of the Kremlin. A novel crucial of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
On this novel printed in April by Gallimard, he offers an outline of the mechanisms of energy in Russia over the previous 30 years.
Born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a classy suburb of Paris, Giuliano da Empoli, 49, was the political adviser to the President of the Italian Council Matteo Renzi. 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 get together for the 2001 presidential election.
A gathering in 2019:
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 e-book is admittedly impregnated 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.
He’s additionally within the working for the Goncourt
Giuliano da Empoli can be one of many 4 finalists for the 2022 version of the celebrated Goncourt Prize, which might 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.
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