Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Prix Arsène Lupin

Julian Barnes has received the Prix Arsène Lupin for his novel Arthur & George.

The prize is given for the best detective novel of the year. Arthur & George was selected after two ballots by a jury of ten members chaired by the historian Jean Tulard. The jury unanimously decided to award the prize to Barnes.

Julian Barnes's work is published in France by Mercure de France, Denoël, Stock (all imprints of Gallimard), Actes Sud, and Stock . His collection of short stories The Lemon Table was republished in Folio Gallimard on May 16.

For more about Arsène Lupin, please visit this website: Le Clos Arsène Lupin, Maison Maurice Leblanc