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La rentrée littéraire
October 11, 2019 / Culture

La rentrée littéraire

Between the end of August and the beginning of October, about 600 novels are released in France. There’s a flurry of excitement in bookshops around the country as readers rush out to buy the most popular new novels–some of which will go on to win prestigious French literary prizes like the Prix Goncourt. This period of the year, known as la rentrée littéraire is the Cannes Film Festival of literature, but many Americans have never heard of it. What makes this literary phenomenon so important and unique? Find out below!

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