LITERARY PRIZES2018-03-29T17:43:33+00:00

Readers’ Prize Quais du Polar / 20 Minutes

A jury of 10 readers, a 20 Minutes and a Quais du Polar representative, the 2017 winner and the President of the jury, Claude Mesplède, will reward this year’s Francophone crime fiction novel among a selection of 6 titles:

Andrée A. Michaud is the 2017 winner for Bondrée (Rivages).

Polar enSéries Prize

A jury of professionals and broadcasting industry will reward a crime fiction novel for his potential of adaptation for TV series among a selection of 6 titles:

  • Le suivant sur la liste, Manon Fargetton, Rageot, 2014
  • Plus jamais seul, Caryl Férey, Gallimard, 2018
  • L’avocat, Laurent Galandon, Frank Giroud, Frédéric Volante, Collection Troisième Vague, Le Lombard, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • La chance du perdant, Christophe Guillaumot, Liana-Lévi, 2017
  • Que la guerre est jolie, Christian Roux, Payot et Rivages, 2018
  • Justice soit-elle, Marie Vindy, Plon, 2017

In 2017, the prizerewarded Colin Niel for Seules les bêtes (Rouergue Noir).

YouthPrize Quais du Polar / Ville de Lyon

The jury is composed of groups from 11 different primary schools and will reward this year’s best Francophone Crime Fiction novel for Youth among a selection of 5 titles:

  • Le mystère Vandam Pishar, Anne-Gaëlle Balpe (École des Loisirs)
  • Cornélius Holmes et le caniche des Ba(s)kerville, Davide Cali (La Palissade)
  • Mamie Polar – Fallait pas toucher à l’école de Mamie Jo !, Régis Delpeuch (Scrinéo)
  • Mortimer Mort-de-peur – Le train fantôme, Agnès Laroche (Rageot)
  • Un royaume pour deux, Marin Ledun (Syros)

In 2017, the prizerewarded Aurélie Neyret and Joris Chambain for  Les carnets de Cerise T4 – La déesse sans visage (Soleil).

European Crime Fiction Prize Le Point

© Ludivine Tessier – © Ludivine Tessier – © Christelle Guillaumot

The winner of the European Crime Fiction Prize Le Point will be revealed during the Quais du Polar inauguration

  • Le Charme des sirènes, Gianni Biondillo (Métailié)
  • Ça ne coûte rien de demander, Sara Lövestam (La Bête Noire -Robert Laffont)
  • L’Accusé du Ross-Shire, Graeme Macrae Burnet (Sonatine)
  • Demain c’est loin, Jacky Schwartzmann (Cadre noir – Le Seuil)

In 2017, the prize rewarded Hannelore Cayre for La Daronne (Métailié).

Graphic novelPrize Quais du Polar / Expérience

The Expérience bookstore and Quais du Polar team up to award the Crime Fiction Graphic Novel Prize:

  • Assassins (Volumes 1, 2 and 3), Hirohisa Sato (Komikku)
  • Fondu au noir, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Delcourt)
  • La Mémoire dans les poches (volumes 1, 2 and 3), Luc Brunschwig and Etienne Le Roux (Futuropolis)
  • Le Coup de Prague, Jean-Luc Fromental and Miles Hyman (Dupuis)
  • L’été en pente douce, Jean-Christophe Chauzy and Pierre Pelot(Fluide Glacial)
  • Le Travailleur de la nuit, Matz and Léonard Chemineau (Rue deSèvres)
  • Museum (Volumes 1 and 2), Ryôsuke Tomoe (Pika)
  • Opération Copperhead, Jean Harambat (Dargaud)
  • Tebori (Volumes 1, 2 and 3), José Robledo and MarcialToledano (Dargaud)

Le prizerewarded Olivier Berlion for Le Juge, la Républiqueassassinée (Dargaud) in 2017.

Two short story contests are organized: for secondary school students, and for adults and high school students (in collaboration with 12-21 and Kobo by Fnac).

All prizes will be awarded during the festival.