The seventh annual Prix Joel-Champetier has been awarded to Christian Léourier for his short story “L’Auberge au bord du monde”. It is Léourier’s second time winning the award.
The award recognizes non-Canadian short story authors who write in French, in the fields of sf and fantasy. The winner receives € 1000, and his story will be published in Solaris 225 in the winter of 2023.
The jury commended Léourier’s story “for the mastery of writing demonstrated by its author, for the atmosphere of mystery and restrained emotion that he was able to create, as well as for the end which allows readers a great freedom of interpretation.”
The members of the award jury were Iseult Bacon-Marcaurelle, communications and promotion assistant at Alire editions, Pascal Raud, literary director of Solaris, writer and translator, Philippe Turgeon, editorial and production assistant at Alire editions, and Élisabeth Vonarburg, writer and translator.