Sylvain Prudhomme is one of the most exciting contemporary novelists in France. He has been steadily gaining in recognition and popularity over the past three years. In 2015, he was awarded the prestigious Prix de la Porte Dorée for his novel Les grands, which also won the Prix Georges-Brassens in 2014. Les grands was widely celebrated in France as one of 2014’s best books of the new literary season. The Greats, translated into English by award-winning writer and translator Jessica Moore, is out from BookThug in Fall 2017.

Supported by Consulat général de France (Toronto).


Events Sylvain Prudhomme was involved in

  • EUNIC @ IFOA New Literature from Europe

    Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 6:00 PM

    Encounter Italian author Nicola Lagioia, David Machado from Portugal, Immanuel Mifsud from Malta and French novelist Sylvain Prudhomme, and discover today’s European literature’s rising generation.


  • IFOA Etobicoke

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 7:00 PM

    The IFOA joins its Etobicoke partners to bring Sylvain Prudhomme, one of the most exciting contemporary novelists in France, to the By the Lake Book Club! He will discuss his most recently translated book The Greats with Wendy O’Brien. In this work, Sylvain Prudhomme revisits the famous 70s music group Super Mama Djombo, as seen through [...]