The novelist Raphael Rupert, 41 years old, was chosen in the 6th round by 7 votes to 5 to Mathilde-Marie de Malfilâtre for Babylon express (The Dilettante). The prize was to be awarded to the laureate in the evening in the famous cafe of the same name by Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris.
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The narrator (named Raphael as the author) is a man who aspires to become a writer. Lacking inspiration, he has the idea to browse through the diary of his companion, herself a writer. There, he discovered the details of the most piquant of his relationship with a lover named Leo, particularly well off and “who took it twice without dick soft”. Obviously jealous, here’s the narrator in search of the Leon, while continuing to attempt to write his novel. According to its publisher, Anatomy of the lover of my wife is “a book pleasant with highs, debates and a few antics”.
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the jury of The prix de Flore, under the chairmanship of Frédéric Beigbeder, is composed of Jacques Braunstein, Manuel Carcassonne, Carole Chrétiennot, Michèle Fitoussi, Jean-René van der Plaetsen, François Reynaert, Jean-Pierre Saccani, Bertrand de Saint-Vincent, Christophe Tison, Philippe Vandel and Arnaud Revitalising. The prize intends to reward a writer in the “promising talent”, consists of a cheque of 6.100 euros, and a glass of Pouilly engraved with the name of the winner, “to consume without moderation” during a year at the Café de Flore .
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last year, the prize had been awarded to Pierre Ducrozet, and Johann Zarca for, respectively, The Invention of the body (Acts South) and Paname Underground (Drop of Gold).