Mathias Énard

Daily Visual 03.11.15: Prix Goncourt Goes to Mathias Énard

On Tuesday the Prix Goncourt, the oldest and most prestigious prize in French literature, was awarded to Mathias Énard for his novel Boussole. This is the ninth published work by Énard, an Arabic and Persian scholar who was born in Niort in western France, and has been based in Barcelona since 2000. Boussole is the account of Frantz Ritter, a Viennese musicologist,…