Prix Littéraire du Cercle Gaulois

The grand biannual prize for biography was created in 2000 by the Cercle Royal Gaulois, Artistique et Littéraire.

Award submissions are currently being invited for the next award, in 2021.

The biographies submitted must be written in French and may be neither a compendium nor a translated work. The author must be a Belgian national or have resided permanently in Belgium for five years or more. The work must have been published no earlier than 1 January 2018 and may not have been previously honoured in Belgium.

Five copies of each book submitted in consideration of the prize must be sent to Cercle Royal Gaulois, Artistique et Littéraire, Rue de la Loi 5, 1000 Brussels, to arrive no later than 31 March 2021. Enclosed with them must be a résumé of the author showng evidence that they comply with the above requirements.

Owing to the pandemic, the 2020 award is postponed to 2021. The jury will comprise Jacques, Baron Franck and Messrs Jean-Baptiste Baronian, Frédéric Saenen, Vincent Dujardin and Christopher Gérard. During the month of June 2021, they will issue a shortlist of the final selected works. The winner of the 2021 Cercle Royal Gaulois, Artistique et Littéraire literary prize, worth EUR 4,000, will be officially named in September.

Further enquiries can be addresssed to Cercle Royal Gaulois, Rue de la Loi 5, 1000 Brussels (tel. 02.500.10.80 – fax 02.513.99.72 –

Previous winners

Monsieur Jean-Philippe ALTENLOH

Président des Artistes

Monsieur Christopher GERARD

Secrétaire du Prix littéraire du Gaulois

Monsieur Philippe COPPIETERS de GIBSON

Président honoraire des Artistes (2008 – 2010)

Monsieur Ferdinand PIRE

Président honoraire des Artistes (2011 – 2018)