Author Michelle Jean won the VLEE Prize this week for hosting the first edition for her novel Cucumber, Deposage published in France. His independent publishing house is one of 10 finalists in the “Publishers” category.
In his novel, Michelle Jean describes the forced stagnation of indigenous communities through her yet great-grandfather story. Published by Libre Expression in Quebec, the book also won the France-Quebec Prize. It has sold over 65,000 copies, a huge success!
Created in France this year, the VLEEL Prize (variantless editions of the Acronym of Live) is intended to be a literature next to institutional prices, with the prize-inspiring Anthony Lacheger having a very small readership.
“There is a VLEEL gift to highlight those in the shadows, he explained to the site. Weekly books. I’m talking about small publishers who feel invisible and have never been seen in the media. There is also the need to highlight rare literature, where the publisher has long supported his author. “