Alain Beaulieu Wins the 2023 Prix France-Québec for His Novel Le refuge
Éditions Druide applauds author Alain Beaulieu, winner of the Prix France-Québec literary award for his novel Le refuge. The Fédération France-Québec/francophonie (FFQ/f) announced the good news at the Salon du livre de Montréal on Saturday, November 25. The annual award recognizes excellence in contemporary Quebec fiction by honouring an author who is dedicated to championing the best of the province’s literature in France and to introducing it to French readers.
The award and accompanying €5000 grant will be presented in April 2024, and the FFQ/f will organize a promotional tour of France for the winner.
This was Beaulieu’s second nomination to participate in the competition. In 2017, he was named as a finalist for his novel L’interrogatoire de Salim Belfakir.
Alain Beaulieu is both an author and a creative writing professor at Université Laval. Several of his novels have been shortlisted for literary prizes: L’interrogatoire de Salim Belfakir and Le refuge for the Prix France-Québec, as well as Le postier Passila for a Governor General’s Award. He has also twice won the Prix de création littéraire Bibliothèque de Québec-Salon international du livre de Québec. In addition to his work as editorial director of Le Crachoir de Flaubert—a magazine dedicated to creative pursuits in academia and reflections thereon—he is also the literary editor for Éditions Druide’s Alinéa collection.