Leïla Slimani Wins Prix Goncourt

The French-Moroccan novelist Leïla Slimani has been awarded the Prix Goncourt, France’s top literary accolade, for her novel Chanson douce. Substantive accounts of the reception of her win and novel can be found at Le Monde and Le Figaro as well as The New York TimesSlimani is only the second African female writer to win the Goncourt in its 53-year history, with the French-Senegalese author Marie NDiaye winning in 2009 for her novel Trois femmes puissantes.

Novelist Being Interviewed in Paris After News of Award (Jacky Naegelen/Reuters)

Novelist Being Interviewed in Paris After News of Award (Jacky Naegelen/Reuters)