The 2012 edition of the Prix des 5 Continents Award competition has been launched. Created in 2001 by the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF), the award is conferred on a novel that bears witness to a specific cultural experience and enriches the French language. Open to all French-language authors, whatever their literary maturity, the award promotes the expression of the cultural and editorial diversity of the French language on all continents.
Publishers have until March 31, 2012, to enter and may submit up to three narrative works of fiction published between March 1, 2011, and March 1, 2012.
The award will be presented next October in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, alongside the 14th Summit of La Francophonie.
For more information on the entry rules and the selection process or for a list of past winners, please consult the OIF website.