Prix Utopiales 2020 Shortlists

Finalists have been announced for two of the awards that will be presented by Utopiales, the International Science Fiction Festival of Nantes, celebrating its 20th year. (The event is still planned for October 29-November 1.)

PRIX UTOPIALES

The Prix Utopiales recognizes a novel, or a collection, published in French during the eligibility period by a European author. The prize has a cash value of 2000 euros. This year, five books are in competition:

• Chiens de guerre [Dogs of War] by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Grande-Bretagne), Denoël.
 Inkarmations by Pierre Bordage (France), Leha.
• Les Furtifs by Alain Damasio (France), La Volte.
• Les machines fantômes by Olivier Paquet (France), L’Atalante.
 Rosewater by Tade Thompson (Grande-Bretagne), J’ai lu.

PRIX UTOPIALES JEUNESSE 

The Prix Utopiales Jeunesse (Utopiales Youth Award) recognizes a novel or a collection of short stories by a European author, published or translated into French during the eligibility period. The winner is chosen by a jury of readers aged 13-16. The prize has a value of 2000 euros. These five books are the finalists:

• Boxap 13-07 by Amalia Anastasio (France), ScriNéo.
• Et le désert disparaîtra by Marie Pavlenko (France), Flammarion Jeunesse.
• Lou, après tout. Tome 1 : Le Grand Effondrement by Jérôme Leroy (France), Syros.
• Sortie 32.b by Antonio Da Silva (Portugal), du Rouergue.
• Survival Game by Nicky Singer (Grande-Bretagne), PKJ.

2019 Utopiales Awards

The winners of the Utopiales Awards were announced November 2 at the Utopiales International Science Fiction Festival of Nantes.

PRIX UTOPIALES

  • Helstrid by Christian Léourier (Le Béllial)

The Prix Utopiales recognizes a novel, or a collection, published in French during the eligibility period by a European author. The prize has a cash value of 3000 euros.

PRIX UTOPIALES JEUNESSE

  • In real life – T.1 Déconnexion by Maiwenn Alix (Milan)

The Prix Utopiales Jeunesse 2019 (Utopiales Youth Award) recognizes a novel or a collection of short stories by a European author, published or translated into French during the eligibility period. The winner is chosen by a jury of readers aged 13-16. The prize has a value of 2000 euros.

PRIX UTOPIALES BD (BD = Bande Dessinée = Comic)

  • Un gentil orc sauvage by Théo Grosjean

The prize, worth 2000 Euros, is awarded by the sci-fi comics readers club of the Nantes municipal library.

PRIX EXTRAORDINAIRE

  • Alejandro Jodorowsky

Also presented at Utopiales:

Prix Joel-Champetier

  • Chloé Jo Bertrand for “Chasseuse de soleil”

The prize is for unpublished short fiction in French by non-Canadian writers. The winner receives € 1000. The winning work will be published in the Winter 2017 issue of the Canadian prozine Solaris.

2019 Utopiales Awards Shortlists

Finalists have been announced for two of the awards that will be presented at Utopiales, the International Science Fiction Festival of Nantes.

The Prix Utopiales recognizes a novel, or a collection, published in French during the eligibility period by a European author. The prize has a cash value of 3000 euros. This year, five books are in competition:

  • La trilogie Trademark – T.1 Bonheur TM by Jean Baret (Le Bélial)
  • Colonies by Laurent Genefort (Le Bélial)
  • Dans la toile du temps by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Denoël)
  • Helstrid by Christian Léourier (Le Béllial)
  • Les derniers jours du Nouveau-Paris by China Miéville (Au diable vauvert)

The Prix Utopiales Jeunesse 2019 (Utopiales Youth Award) recognizes a novel or a collection of short stories by a European author, published or translated into French during the eligibility period. The winner is chosen by a jury of readers aged 13-16. The prize has a value of 2000 euros. These five books have are the finalists:

  • In real life – T.1 Déconnexion by Maiwenn Alix (Milan)
  • La Voie Verne by Jacques Martel (Mnémos)
  • Le Cirque interdit by Célia Flaux (Scrineo)
  • Marqués by Alice Broadway (Pocket Jeunesse)
  • Rêves scientifiques, 8 nouvelles de science-fiction by J.-N. Blanc, J. Benameur, P. Favaro, Gudule, J. Héliot, C. Thiebert (Thierry Magnier)

The award ceremony will take place during the  Utopiales International Science Fiction Festival of Nantes, October 31-November 4.

2018 Utopiales Awards

These literary awards were presented November 3 at Utopiales, the International Science Fiction Festival of Nantes.

Prix Utopiales 2018

  • L’âme des horloges [The Bone Clocks], David Mitchell (de l’Olivier)

The award recognizes a novel, or a collection, published in French during the eligibility period by a European author. The prize has a cash value of 3000 euros.

Prix Utopiales Jeunesse 2018 (Utopiales Youth Award)

  • Les Puissants, tome 1: Esclaves [Dark Gifts book 1: Gilded Cage], Vic James (Nathan)

Prix Extraordinaire

  • Elisabeth Vonarburg

Prix Utopiales BD 2018 (for Best Comic Book)

Prix Utopiales BD 2018 (for Best Comic Book) Special Mention

And this award was presented yesterday —

Prix Julia Verlanger

  • Patrick K. Dewdney for L’enfant de poussière

2018 Utopiales Awards Shortlists

Finalists have been announced for two of the awards that will be presented at Utopiales, the International Science Fiction Festival of Nantes.

The nominees for the Prix Utopiales 2018 are:

  • L’Or du diable, Andreas Eschbach (L’Atalante)
  • Espace Lointain, Jaroslav Melnik (Agullo)
  • L’âme des horloges, David Mitchell (de l’Olivier)
  • Station: La chute, Al Robertson (Denoël)
  • Amatka, Karin Tidbeck (La Volte)

The award recognizes a novel, or a collection, published in French during the eligibility period by a European author. The prize has a cash value of 3000 euros.

The nominees for the Prix Utopiales Jeunesse 2018 (Utopiales Youth Award) are:

  • The Rain, Virginia Bergin (Bayard)
  • Les Puissants, tome 1: Esclaves, Vic James (Nathan)
  • Nouvelle Sparte, Erik L’Homme (Gallimard Jeunesse)
  • Star Trip, Éric Senabre (Didier jeunesse)
  • Le Mort du Temps, Aurélie Wellenstein (Scrineo)

The award ceremony will take place during the  Utopiales International Science Fiction Festival of Nantes, October 31-November 5.

[Via Locus Online.]

2017 Prix Utopiales Winners

The Prix Utopiales 2017 were announced November 4 during an award ceremony at the Utopiales International Science Fiction Festival of Nantes in France. Here are the winners in the fiction and comic book categories.

The European Utopiales Award

  • L’Installation de la peur by Rui Zink, translated from the Portuguese “A Instalação do Medo” (The Installation of Fear) by Maira Muchnik

The award recognizes a novel, or a collection, published in French during the eligibility period by a European author. The prize has a cash value of 3000 euros.

Prix Utopiales Européen Jeunesse 2017 (Utopiales European Youth Awards)

  • Le jardin des épitaphes, tome 1: Celui qui reste debout, Taï-Marc Le Thanh (Didier jeunesse)

The award has a cash value of 2000 euros. The winner was chosen by a jury of seven young people from the Nantes region, aged between 13 and 16: Stellenn Le Moine, Alban Mentzer, Irenee Brasseur, Anais Gervais, Louis Espi, Garance Tulli-Houzet, Ruffine Kitenge. President of the Jury: Denis E. Savine, translator.

Prix Utopiales BD 2017 (for Best Comic Book)

  • La terre de fils de Gilpi (Éditiones Futuropolis)

Prix Extraordinare Utopiales 2017

  • Pierre Bordage, French sff novelist

Prix Joel-Champetier

  • Feldrik Rivat for Le Contrat Antonov-201

The prize is for unpublished short fiction in French by non-Canadian writers. The winner receives € 1000. The winning work will be published in the Winter 2017 issue of the Canadian prozine Solaris.

Presented earlier this weekend was the Julia Verlanger Prize, a literary award established in 1986 which honors science fiction and fantasy novels.

Prix Julia Verlanger 

  • L’espace d’un an et Libration de Becky Chambers (L’Atalante) (A Closed and Common Orbit)

2017 Utopiales Awards Shortlists

Finalists have been announced for two of the awards that will be presented at Utopiales, the Nantes International Science Fiction Festival.

The nominees for the Prix Utopiales Européen 2017 (Utopiales European Awards) are:

  • Luna: New Moon by Ian McDonald, translated by Gilles Goullet
  • L’Installation de la peur by Rui Zink, translated from the Portuguese “A Instalação do Medo” (The Installation of Fear) by Maira Muchnik
  • Merfer [Railsea] by China Miéville, translated by Nathalie Mege
  • Mes vrais enfants [My Real Children] by Jo Walton, translated by Florence Dolisi
  • Spire by Laurent Genefort

The award recognizes a novel, or a collection, published in French during the eligibility period by a European author. The prize has a cash value of 3000 euros.

The nominees for the Prix Utopiales Européen Jeunesse 2017 (Utopiales European Youth Awards) are:

  • Jungle Park, Philippe Arnaud (Sarbacane)
  • L’Effet Ricochet, Nadia Coste (Seuil jeunesse)
  • L’éveil, Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu (Gulf Stream)
  • Le jardin des épitaphes, tome 1: Celui qui reste debout, Taï-Marc Le Thanh (Didier jeunesse)
  • New Earth Project, David Moitet (Didier jeunesse)

The award ceremony will take place during the Utopiales International Science Fiction Festival of Nantes, November 1-6.

The jury for the Prix Utopiales Européen 2017 is —

Prix Utopiales 2016

Prix Utopiales Euorpeen

The winners of the Prix Utopiales 2016 were announced at the award ceremony at the Utopiales International Science Fiction Festival of Nantes in France on October 31.

The European Utopiales Award

  • Le vivant by Anna Starobinets. Translation (from Russian) Raphaëlle Pache (Mirobole Editions)

The award recognizes a novel, or a collection, published in French during the eligibility period whose author is a citizen of a country belonging to the European Community. The prize has a cash value of 2000 euros.

The winner was selected by a jury composed of Gwen De Bonneval (President of the jury, comics designer and scriptwriter), Ludovic Doucet (Nantes), Tiphaine Potiron (Nantes), Joël Dagorn (Maisons-Lafitte) and Aline Celhay (Saint-Nazaire).

Le Prix Utopiales Européen Jeunesse 2015
(The European Utopiales Youth Award 2015)

  • Empreinte digitale by Patrice Favaro (Thierry Magnier Éditions)

The winner was selected by a jury of young readers age 12-15: Eliott Pratz, Alban Mentzer, Iréné Brasseur, Stellen Le Moîne, Anaïs Gervais et Aglaé Thébaud

Presented earlier this weekend was the Julia Verlanger Prize, a literary award established in 1986 which honors science fiction and fantasy novels.

Prix Julia Verlanger 

  • Le Club des Punk contre l’Apocalypse Zombie by Karim Berrouka

2016 Utopiales Awards Shortlists

Prix Utopiales Euorpeen

Finalists have been announced for three awards that will be presented at Utopiales, the Nantes International Science Fiction Festival.

The nominees for the Prix Utopiales Européen 2016 (Utopiales European Awards) are:

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  • La fenêtre de Diane by Dominique Douay (Les Moutons Électriques)
  • Futu.re by Dimitri Glukhovsky. Translation (from Russian) Denis E. Savine (Éditions L’Atalante)
  • Légationville [Embassytown] by China Miéville. Translation (from English) Nathalie Mège (Fleuve Editions)
  • Métaquine by François Rouiller (Éditions L’Atalante)
  • Sous la Colline by David Calvo (Éditions La Volte)
  • Le vivant by Anna Starobinets. Translation (from Russian) Raphaëlle Pache (Mirobole Editions)

The award recognizes a novel, or a collection, published in French during the eligibility period whose author is a citizen of a country belonging to the European Community. The prize has a cash value of 3000 euros.

The nominees for the Prix Utopiales Européen Jeunesse 2016 (Utopiales European Youth Awards) are:

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  • Les Copies by Jesper Wung-Sung. Translation (from Danish) Jean-Baptiste Coursaud (Éditions du Rouergue Jeunesse)
  • Empreinte digitale by Patrice Favaro (Thierry Magnier Éditions)
  • La source by Maxime Fleury (Thierry Magnier Éditions)
  • Les sous-vivants by Johan Héliot (Seuil Jeunesse)

The nominees for the Prix Utopiales 2016 du meilleur album de BD (Utopiales Prize for the best album of Comics)

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  • L’Apocalypse selon Magda, Chloé Vollmer-Lo & Carole Maurel, éd. (Éditions Delcourt)
  • Le dernier arpenteur des sables, Jay Hosler, (Éditions Cambourakis)
  • Ex Nihilo, Stéphane Douay et Jean-François Kierzkowski, (Les Éditions Pirates)
  • Nefer, Chants et contes des premières terres, Arnaud Boutle, éd. (Éditions Delcourt)
  • Pouvoirpoint, Erwann Surcouf, éd. (Vide Cocagne)
  • Transperceneige Terminus, Jean-Marie Rochette & Olivier Boquet, éd. (Casterman BD)
  • Zita, Sylvie Fontaine, éd. (La Boite à Bulles)

The award ceremony will take place during the Utopiales International Science Fiction Festival of Nantes, October 29-November 3.

2015 Utopiales Awards

Prix Utopiales EuorpeenThe Utopiales Festival International de Science-Fiction in Nantes, France drew over 65,000 visitors to last weekend’s convention.

The full list of all awards given at the event, including the video game competition, film festival, and cosplay, is here.

Two major literary awards were presented.

Le Prix Utopiales Européen Jeunesse 2015
(The European Utopiales Youth Award 2015)

  • Humains, Matt Haig (translated by Valérie Le Plouhinec), ed. Hélium, august 2014

The winner was selected by a jury of young readers between 13 and 16 years old, Zoé Berthelot, Louna Boulic, Luna Brasseur, Barbara Chotard, Julien Couvert, Titouan Giraudon, Elena Guibert, Marie Perrault, François Philippe and Aglaé Thebaud.

The European Utopiales Award

  • L’Autre Ville (The Other City), Michal Ajvaz (translated by Benoît Meunier), éd. Mirobole, 2015

The award recognizes a novel, or a collection, published in French during the eligibility period whose author is a citizen of a country belonging to the European Community. The prize has a cash value of 2000 euros. The winner was selected by a jury composed of Jean-Pierre Dionnet, Pierre-Michel Caillé and Stéphan Henry.

Also presented was the Julia Verlanger Prize, a literary award established in 1986 which honors science fiction and fantasy novels.

Prix Julia Verlanger 

  • Lum’en, Laurent Genefort, éd. Le Bélial, 2015

Mention spéciale du jury

  • L’Adjacent (The Adjacent), Christopher Priest (translated by Jacques Collin), éd. Denoël, 2015