The France-Quebec literary prize awarded to Michel Jean

(Paris) The France-Quebec literary prize 2020 was awarded Tuesday to Michel Jean for his novel Kukum, which evokes a community of indigenous Canadians.

Michel Jean, journalist, gives the floor to his great-grandmother (“kukum”, in her language), an orphan who has joined the Innu community of Lac Saint-Jean.

This award “is for all natives of Quebec,” greeted the winner, quoted in a press release.

Endowed with 5,000 euros ($ 7,775) and awarded by a binational jury, it rewards a work that contributes to the influence of Quebec literature in France.

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