A discovery today. The author of a first novel entitled Toni short (POL). Her name is Shane Haddad and she is one of the 5 finalists of the RTL-Lire 2021 Grand Prix. She is 24 years old, and her heroine with an androgynous first name, Toni, tells about a special day, that of her 20 years. 24 hours that will lead a teenager towards adulthood and fulfillment of herself …
“The initial idea is to detach ourselves from adolescence, from childhood, from everything that hooks us up to categories that are well defined when we are at school. To get out of this world. and to do by yourself, to find your place, says the author at RTL’s microphone. I did not feel like leaving in descriptions of a life, of a year … I had to do simple. I had to be under the microscope “.
The high point of this day is a football match. The esprit de corps of the supporters in a forum particularly marked the young author, daughter of Patrice Haddad, president of the Red Star Football Club. An author who is delighted to see her first book already finalist for an award. “To know that these are readers who, from home have an intimate experience with a book, it’s very touching, it makes a little concrete”, she admits.
The bookseller’s choice:
The word to booksellers. In Nantes, Stéphanie Hanet from the Coiffard bookstore awaits us. this week she recommends Vanessa Bamberger’s new book, The perfect child (Liana Levi) in which the novelist makes us hear two voices …
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