French Department Participates France’s Top Book Award Ceremony

For the fourth consecutive year, the Department of French Language at Birzeit University, represented by the student Shatha Al Rifaeli, participated in the French Literary prize, the Prix Goncourt.

The Prix Goncourt confers recognition for outstanding work of imaginative prose each year. It was first conceived in 1867 by the brothers Edmond and Jules de Goncourt, authors of the Goncourt Journals, and created in 1903 by a bequest of Edmond that established the Académie Goncourt, a literary society of ten members, whose duty is to select the winner. The prize is awarded each November.