On November 24, at the French Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sports, Sabyl Ghoussoub received the 35th Prix Goncourt des Lycéens for her novel Beyrouth-sur-Seine (Beirut-sur-Seine), published by Éditions Stock, in the presence of Enrique Martinez and the Minister of National Education, Youth and Sports, Pap Ndiaye.
The Académie Goncourt shortlisted 15 novels in advance, and the difficult task of choosing from them fell to 2,000 students from 55 high school classes (grades 10 to 12, and students pursuing an advanced vocational training certificate known as the BTS). After two months of competition, they were able to debate and even meet the authors at events organized by Fnac. The high school students ultimately selected Beyrouth-sur-Seine (Beirut-sur-Seine), an incisive, poetic novel peppered with emotive humor.
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