On Friday, December 9th, l’Académie des Sciences d’Outre-mer (The Academy of Overseas Sciences) awarded the Prix de la Renaissance Française (French Renaissance Award) to Canadian authors Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barlow for their book,The Story of French. The award was accepted on their behalf by their publisher Stéphane Watelet from les Éditions Télémaque.

The Prix de la Renaissance Française was created in 2011 and is awarded to works that highlight French literature or French culture inside and outside of France.

The Academy’s honorary President, Mr. Jacques Serres, described The Story of French as being, “A scholarly book that provides sound knowledge on a subject of great interest, with the added benefit of stirring up smiles from readers through humorous anecdotes.”

About l’Académie des Sciences d’Outre-mer

Founded in Paris in 1933, L’Académie des Sciences d’Outre-mer examines scientific issues specific to overseas countries in addition to awarding nine literary awards annually. Its motto is “Savoir, comprendre, respecter, aimer” (Knowledge, understanding, respect, love).

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