The Golden Comar Prize was created in 1997 by the insurance company Assurances Comar (Tunisie) to support literary creation, and encourage Tunisian writers, especially novelists.
The 17th edition of the Golden Comar Prize was held on Saturday 20 April 2013 at the Municipal Theatre of Tunis.
The Arabic version of the prize was not awarded as the Jury thought that there is no good work to be awarded a Golden Comar this year.
The French version of the prize was awarded to Mokhtar Sahnoun for his novel (Le panache des brisants) The Plume of the Cresting Rocks [A tentative translation]
The other prizes went as follows:
*Arabic language prizes:
-The Jury Special Prize was awarded jointly to Abdelkader Letifi for his novel (Arrihla al hintatiya) The Pilgrimage of Hentati and Hafidha Gara Biban for her novel (Al âra) Nakedness.
-Discovery Prize was awarded to Abdelhamid Arraï for his novel (Fin’tidhar as’saâ’sifr) Waiting for the Zero Hour.
*French language prizes:
-The Jury Special Prize was awarded to Sami Kourda for his novel (Le souffle de la bête immonde) The Foul Beast’s Breath.
-Discovery Prize was awarded to Mohamed Harmel for his novel (Sculpteur de masques) The Mask Carver.
21 novels in Arabic and 11 novels in French were shortlisted to compete for the afore-mentioned prizes.
§ Congratulations to all the winners! §