ArmInfo. French Embassy in Armenia will assist in the translation into Armenian of the novel "Le Sillon "by the Istanbul writer of Armenian origin Valerie Manteau.
The message of the French Embassy in Armenia reminds that today 66 years ago, in 1959, writer, publicist and journalist Hrant Dink was born, who was killed on January 19, 2007 in Istanbul at the office of his newspaper "Agos".
The report notes that the French Embassy will assist the Newmag publishing house to translate and publish this novel in Armenian. The Armenian translation is scheduled to be published on January 19, 2021 in commemoration of the murder of Hrant Dink.
To note, the novel "Le Sillon" by the Istanbul writer of Armenian origin Valerie Manteau was published in August 2018. This is her second book, which tells about the life of the writer, publicist and journalist Hrant Dink, who lived in Istanbul and published the Armenian-Turkish newspaper Agos there.
And already in November 2018, the novel received one of the most prestigious literary awards in France - Renaudot.
The 33-year-old writer received the award on November 7 in Paris. In her speech, she noted that she was fascinated by Grant's ideas, and the idea to write a book about him was born when she read Dink's biography. "Dink's political position was very interesting. His goal was not only to prove that he was right, but to get people to talk openly with each other, he wanted to ensure progress," Valerie Manteau said.
Valerie Manteau is a former employee to the satirical magazine Charile Hebdo. It came as a surprise to her to receive the book award, as she was not listed in the top five books of the competition.
Renaudot is a French Literary Prize, created in 1926 by ten journalists and literary critics awaiting the results of the discussion of the Goncourt Prize. Thus, the Renaudot Prize became a kind of addition to Goncourt. Traditionally, both prizes are awarded on the same day - the first Tuesday in November.
To note, Hrant Dink was killed on January 19, 2007 in Istanbul in front of the building of his newspaper "Agos". However, those who ordered the crime were never identified. The court sentenced only the killer - Ogun Samast to imprisonment for a term of 22 years and 10 months, and Yasin Khayal, accused of incitement to murder, to life imprisonment. On September 17, 2013, the trial resumed. And on January 19, 2015, former Cizre police chief Ercan Demir was arrested within the framework of the case, but the investigation has not yet been completed, and the orderer has not been found. According to the decision of the European Court of Human Rights, the Turkish authorities violated Hrant Dink's right to life and the right to freedom of speech. The ECHR sentenced Turkey to pay 133 thousand euros to the family of Hrant Dink.