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List of Prix Goncourt winners from every year the award has been given out. All Prix Goncourt winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Prix Goncourt award are listed along with photos for every Prix Goncourt winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Prix Goncourt award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Prix Goncourt are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Prix Goncourt winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Prix Goncourt winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known Prix Goncourt winners of all time. Anybody who won the Prix Goncourt usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Prix Goncourt-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the Prix Goncourt, so most of the famous Prix Goncourt winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Prix Goncourt?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. You may want to copy this fact-based list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your views, then publish it to share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social sites you frequent. List ranges from Marcel Proust to Marguerite Duras and more. (71 items)

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Adrien Bertrand is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Adrien Bertrand Adrien Bertrand was a French novelist whose short career was punctuated by a series of striking surrealist anti-war novels, written as Bertrand lay dying from complications involved in a wound ...more

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Alexis Jenni is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Alexis Jenni Alexis Jenni is a French novelist and biology teacher. His debut novel, L'Art français de la guerre, won the 2011 Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary award.

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Alphonse de Châteaubriant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Alphonse de Châteaubriant Alphonse Van Bredenbeck de Châteaubriant was a French writer who won the Prix Goncourt in 1911 for his novel Monsieur de Lourdines and Grand prix du roman de l'Académie ...more

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Amin Maalouf is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Amin Maalouf is a Lebanese-born French author. Has lived in France since 1976. Although his native language is Arabic, he writes in French, and his works have been translated into many ...more

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André Malraux is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
André Malraux DSO was a French novelist, art theorist and Minister for Cultural Affairs. Malraux's novel La Condition Humaine won the Prix Goncourt. He was appointed by President Charles ...more

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André Savignon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
André Savignon André Savignon was a French author. His parents were Michel Savignon and Isabelle Varanguien de Villepin. He married Marie-Josèphe Monzelun on July 29, 1902 in Paris. Between 1908 ...more

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Andreï Makine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Andreï Makine is a Russian-born French author. He also publishes under the pseudonym Gabriel Osmonde. Makine's novels include Dreams of My Russian Summers which won two top French awards, ...more

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Antonine Maillet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Antonine Maillet, PC CC OQ ONB FRSC is an Acadian novelist, playwright, and scholar. She was born in Bouctouche, New Brunswick and lives in Montreal, Quebec. Following high school, she received ...more

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Atiq Rahimi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Atiq Rahimi is a French-Afghan writer and filmmaker.

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Béatrix Beck is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Béatrix Beck was a French writer of Belgian origin. She was born at Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland, the daughter of the poet Christian Beck. After several jobs, she became the secretary ...more

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Claude Farrère is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Claude Farrère Claude Farrère, pseudonym of Frédéric-Charles Bargone, was a French author of novels set in such exotic locations as Istanbul, Saigon, and Nagasaki. One of his novels, Les ...more

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Didier Decoin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Didier Decoin Didier Decoin is a French screenwriter and writer awarded the Prix Goncourt in 1977.

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Didier Van Cauwelaert is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Didier Van Cauwelaert is a French author of Belgian descent who was born in Nice. In 1994 his novel Un Aller simple won the Prix Goncourt.

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Dominique Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Dominique Fernandez is a French writer of novels, essays and travel books. Much of his writing explores homosexual experience and creativity. In 1982 he won the Prix Goncourt for his novel about ...more

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Émile Moselly is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Émile Moselly Émile Chénin - was a French novelist. He was born in Paris.

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Érik Orsenna is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Érik Orsenna is the pen-name of Érik Arnoult, a French politician and novelist. After studying philosophy and political science at the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris, ...more

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Ernest Pérochon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Ernest Pérochon Ernest Pérochon was a French writer who won the Prix Goncourt in 1920 for his novel Nêne. Initially a teacher, he left his career in education in 1921 to pursue writing. He wrote ...more

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Francis de Miomandre is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Francis de Miomandre Francis de Miomandre was a French novelist and well-known translator from Spanish into French.

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François Weyergans is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
François Weyergans François Weyergans is a Belgian writer and director. His father, Franz Weyergans, was a Belgian and also a writer, while his mother was from Avignon in France. François Weyergans ...more

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Frédérick Tristan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Frédérick Tristan Frederick Tristan, is a French writer.

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Georges Duhamel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Georges Duhamel, was a French author, born in Paris. Duhamel trained as a doctor, and during World War I was attached to the French Army. In 1920, he published Confession de minuit, the first of ...more

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Gilles Leroy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Gilles Leroy Gilles Leroy is a French writer. He studied at the Lycée Lakanal in Sceaux, which appears in his 1996 novel, Les Maîtres du monde, as the "Lycée Ducasse". His novel ...more

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Guy Mazeline is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Guy Mazeline Guy Mazeline was a French writer, who won the prix Goncourt in 1932. He is the son of Alphonse Mazeline and Elise Hélène Suzanne Jaquereau. He married on 18 December 1924, to

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Henri Barbusse is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Henri Barbusse was a French novelist and a member of the French Communist Party. He was a lifelong friend of Albert Einstein.

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Henri Béraud is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Henri Béraud Henri Béraud was a French novelist and journalist. He was sentenced to death -later commuted to life imprisonment- for collaboration with the Germans, in 1945.

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Henri Deberly is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Henri Deberly Henri Deberly, born in 1882 in Amiens and died in 1947, was a French writer, winner of the Prix Goncourt in 1926. His avant-garde tomb in Viroflay is by the artist René Iché.

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Henri Fauconnier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Henri Fauconnier Henri Fauconnier was a French writer, known mainly for his novel, Malaysia, which won the Prix Goncourt in 1930. He was part of the Groupe de Barbezieux.

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Henry Malherbe is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Henry Malherbe Henry Malherbe was a French writer, winner of the Prix Goncourt in 1917. He wrote for Le Temps.

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Jacques-Pierre Amette is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Jacques-Pierre Amette Jacques-Pierre Amette is a French writer. In 2003 his novel Brecht's Mistress won the Prix Goncourt. He has been a correspondent for The New York Times and a journalist for several French

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Jean Carrière is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Jean Carrière Jean Carrière was a French writer.

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Jean Echenoz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Jean Echenoz Jean Echenoz is a French writer. Son of a psychiatrist, Echenoz studied in Rodez, Digne-les-Bains, Lyon, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille and Paris, where he has lived since 1970. He published his ...more

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Jean Fayard is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Jean Fayard Jean Fayard was a French writer and journalist, winner of the Prix Goncourt in 1931. He was also director of the Editions Fayard. Jean Fayard was the grand son of the founder of Fayard. At the ...more

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Jean Rouaud is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Jean Rouaud Jean Rouaud is a French author who was born in Campbon, Loire-Atlantique. In 1990 his novel Fields of Glory won the Prix Goncourt. First believed to be the first book in a trilogy, Fields of ...more

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Jean Herman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Jean Vautrin, born 17 May 1933 Pagny-sur-Moselle is a French writer, filmmaker, and screenwriter.

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Jean-Christophe Rufin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Jean-Christophe Rufin Jean-Christophe Rufin is a French doctor, diplomat, historian, globetrotter and novelist. He is the president of Action Against Hunger, one of the founders of Médecins Sans ...more

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Jean-Jacques Schuhl is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Jean-Jacques Schuhl Jean-Jacques Schuhl is a French author, recipient of the 2000 Prix Goncourt literary award for his novel Ingrid Caven. The book is named for the German actress and singer Ingrid Caven, whom ...more

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Jérôme Tharaud is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Jérôme Tharaud Jérôme Tharaud was a French writer. He was awarded the Prix Goncourt in 1906, and was elected the fifteenth occupant of Académie française seat 31 in 1938.

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John Antoine Nau is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
John Antoine Nau John Antoine Nau, real name Eugène Léon Édouard Torquet, was a French poet and writer most famous for his novel Enemy Force, which won the first Prix Goncourt in 1903.

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Jonathan Littell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Jonathan Littell Jonathan Littell is a writer living in Barcelona. He grew up in France and the United States and is a citizen of both countries. After acquiring his bachelor degree he worked for a humanitarian ...more

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Laurent Gaudé is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Laurent Gaudé Laurent Gaudé is a French writer. He studied theater and has written many dramatic works, among them Onysos le furieux, Cendres sur les mains, Médée Kali, and Le Tigre bleu

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Léon Frapié is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Léon Frapié Léon Eugène Frapié was a French novelist. He first contributed to magazines and newspapers, then a few novels. He is most known for the 1904 Prix Goncourt winning novel La ...more

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Louis Pergaud is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Louis Pergaud Louis Pergaud was a French writer and soldier, whose principal works were known as "Animal Stories" due to his featuring animals of the Franche-Comté in lead roles. His most ...more

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Lucien Bodard is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Lucien Bodard was a French reporter and writer on events in Asia.

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Lucien Fabre is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Lucien Fabre Lucien Fabre was a French writer and engineer.

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Marc Elder is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Marc Elder Marc Elder 31 October 1884 Nantes - 16 August 1933 Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine was a French writer, winner of the Prix Goncourt for The People of the Sea.

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Marcel Arland is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Marcel Arland Marcel Arland, was a French novelist, literary critic, and journalist.

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Marcel Proust is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel À la recherche du temps perdu, published in seven parts ...more

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Marguerite Duras is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Marguerite Donnadieu, known as Marguerite Duras, was a French writer and film director.

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Marie NDiaye is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Marie NDiaye is a French novelist and playwright. She published her first novel, Quant au riche avenir, when she was only 17 and she won the Prix Femina in 2001 for her novel Rosie Carpe. Her ...more

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Marius-Ary Leblond is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Prix Goncourt Winners List
Marius-Ary Leblond Marius-Ary Leblond is the pen name of two historians, writers, art critics and journalists, George Athénas and Aimé Merlo, cousins, from Réunion. Their work was rewarded by ...more