Mohamed Mbougar Sarr wins the Goncourt Prize, the most prestigious literary prize in France

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Senegalese writer Mohamed Mbougar Sarr was named winner of the Goncourt Prize, the most prestigious French literary award, for his novel “The most secret memory of men”.

AXADLETM spoke with Alice McCrum, head of programs at the American Library in Paris, about Mbougar Sarr, his “intellectually gnarly” novel, and the scandal at the heart of this year’s Goncourt selection. Click on the player above to watch the interview.

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