Marie N’Diaye is a 2013 Man Booker Prize Finalist

Hat tip: Euromight Source: Man Booker Prize Marie NDiaye, born on June 4th 1967, is a French novelist and playwright. Her father, who was Senegalese, returned to Africa when she was a baby, and she was raised by her French mother, a secondary-school science teacher, in a town called Pithiviers, south of Paris. She began …

Marie N’Diaye is the first woman in a decade to win the Goncourt prize

Marie N’Diaye became the first black women to win France’s top literary prize, the Goncourt Prize, reported Agence France yesterday. While the prize comes with a token of 10 euros, the winners of the Goncourt go on to obtain celebrity status in the Francophone world. “I am very happy to be a woman receiving the …