Meet Jean-Baptiste Andrea, winner of France’s prestigious Goncourt Prize
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French author Jean-Baptiste Andrea has won this year’s Goncourt, France’s most prestigious literary award, for his novel “Veiller sur elle” (“Watch Over Her”), a love story set in fascist-era Italy. He spoke to FRANCE 24’s Clovis Casali about the political dimension of his work. We also take a look back at the history of the Goncourt, which is celebrating its 120th anniversary.