These are trying times in which history seems to condemn us, like Sisyphus, to an eternal struggle against the absurd.
But spring is here, and along with the warm weather, the Trobades & Premis Mediterranis Albert Camus arrive in Sant Lluis and Maó, celebrating the illuminating guidance of Albert Camus.
It is an even-numbered year, and for us this means a year of awards — awards for outstanding contemporary expressions of Camus’ way of thinking.
The III Premi Mediterrani Albert Camus award recognises the artistic career and social commitment of a Mediterranean creator, while the II Premi Mediterrani Albert Camus Incipiens prize once again offers an emerging talent in journalism the opportunity to develop a research project about a complex reality that so often appears absurd.
On Saturday 14th May in Sant Lluís and Sunday 15th May in Maó, Catherine Camus, the writer’s daughter, will be with us, as well as Abdo Shanan, the first winner of the Incipiens prize in 2020. He will present the fruit of this award, A Little Louder, his book of photographs. Along with the international jury of the III Premi Mediterrani Albert Camus, comprised of Judit Carrera —director of the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona—, the playwright Ahmed Ghazali, the journalist and writer Laura Fernández and the president of the Society of Camusian Studies of France, Anne Prouteau, we hope to launch an “invincible summer.”