« Le ciel était magnifique, clignotant d’étoiles qui se frayaient un passage parmi le voile de l’aurore boréale géante. »
Olivier Truc, Le cartographe des Indes Boréales.

The nordic short story prize is meant to offer students a creative and personal approach to Nord spaces. Organised by students from the Nordic and Germanic Studies department, this contest est open to all cycle of studies of the Sorbonne University. A jury consisting of professional from the literature world will assign the award over the course of the month of June.

The students are encouraged to think about their own perception of the nordic world, whether it is linked to a trip, the media, or their own imagination.

During award ceremony, the winning student will present their short story which will be published in the collaborating magazine.

Beginning of the contest: from 7 February 2020 to 18 May 2020
Grant: 250€ and the publication in the collaborating magazine, Revue Rue Sainte Ambroise

Find the rules of the prize here.

Organised by Diane Château Alaberdina and Rémy Martinache
Contact : Concoursnordique@gmail.com


  • Dominique Barbéris, university teacher at the faculty of Arts of the Sorbonne University, writer at Gallimard
  • Agnès Mathieu-Daudé, heritage officer and writer at Gallimard
  • Théo Bellanger, aggregated in Modern languages and PEAL president
  • Sylvain Briens, nordic literature professor at the Faculty of Arts of the Sorbonne University
  • (in waiting for the jury representing the Rue Sainte Ambroise magazine)


PEAL, Prix Étudiant des Arts et des Lettres

Swedish Institute


Rue Sainte Ambroise

Crédit photographique : Rémi Martinache