French Feminist Author Awarded Literary Honor

French author Paule Constant won France’s prestigious Goncourt prize Tuesday for her novel about a Kansas professor who attends a feminist colloquium on witches.

Confidence Pour Confidence (Confidence for Confidence) is Constant’s eighth book. In France, she is regarded as one of the country’s top contemporary writers. She also teaches foreign students French literature.

The cash award for the prize is only about $10 U.S. dollars, but Constant will undoubtedly win fame and successful profits from book sales.


AP - November 18, 1998

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