On September 26, Le Livre de Poche announced the winners of its Prix des lecteurs and Choix des libraires awards – readers’ and librarians’ choice – and celebrated its 70th anniversary.
Le Livre de Poche is celebrating 70 years of books that put a smile on readers’ faces! France’s leading adult paperback imprint, which has published 25,000 titles and sold more than 1.2 billion copies since its creation in 1953, boasts a huge catalogue with books for readers of all stripes, in an enduringly popular format.
The Prix des lecteurs carries on the initial vision of Livre de Poche founder Henri Filipacchi through four categories – literature, crime fiction, non-fiction and imaginative fiction – that reflect the imprint’s broad selection of titles for all audiences.
More than 300 readers voted for their favorite books in the awards, now in their 34th year.
Alongside the readers, passionate librarians cast their votes for the Choix des libraires awards, presented in two categories: literature and crime fiction.
The 2023 winners:
- Michael Christie won the readers’ award in the literature category for Greenwood, a family saga that explores social and environmental themes.
- La Saignée [The Bloodletting] by Cédric Sire, which takes readers into the murky depths of the dark web, won the readers’ award in the crime fiction category.
- An ode to books, Papyrus by Irene Vallejo was the readers’ choice in the non-fiction category.
- Le Sang de la cité [The Blood of the City], Guillaume Chamanadjian’s first novel and the first volume in a trilogy, received the readers’ award in the imaginative fiction category
- In the librarians’ choice awards, Sorj Chalandon took home the honors in the literature category for his novel Enfant de salaud [Child of a Bastard] and Nicolas Lebel in the crime fiction category for La Capture [The Capture].