Haiti’s Lahens, Israel’s Shalev scoop French literary award – Yahoo News

An all-woman jury on Monday awarded France’s prestigious Femina Prize to Haiti’s Yanick Lahens and Israeli author and suicide attack survivor Zeruya Shalev for their family-based epics.Lahens scooped the French-language section of the award for “Bain de lune”, a novel about three generations of the same family interwoven with political opportunism and other challenges facing her home country.Shalev, meanwhile, won the best foreign-language part of the prize for “The Remains of Love”, about a mother in her twilight years who reflects on painful memories linked to her demanding father, her uneven love for her two children and loveless marriage. via – Yahoo News


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