Practicalities for the USI community

Choix Goncourt de la Suisse

As part of its educational activities in the field of French language and culture, USI offers all interested students the opportunity to be part of the jury that each year awards the Choix Goncourt de la Suisse prize, which is related to the most important French literary prize, the Prix Goncourt.


How it works

Students form a reading group which then reads the works of the 15 authors in the running for the Prix Goncourt, discuss them and makes an initial selection. A USI delegation then meets with delegates from other Swiss universities to choose the winner of the Prix Choix Goncourt de la Suisse.


How to participate

Apply to Dr. Regina Bollhalder Mayer, lecturer of "Langue française et culture francophones" course:
[email protected]


The Choix Goncourt de la Suisse prize

The Choix Goncourt de la Suisse prize is organised by the French Embassy in Switzerland in collaboration with several Swiss universities, including USI. It is supported by Payot Libraire, Agence universitaire de la Francophonie, Fondation Catherine Gide and AMOPA (Swiss section). It aims to contribute to the promotion of French-language literature and the enjoyment of a critical and disinterested reading of contemporary works. It is inspired by and linked to the Prix Goncourt, the most important French literary prize, awarded to the "best work of imagination in prose" by the Académie Goncourt.






Updated on: 25 August 2022