Jurica Pavičić awarded with Prix Transfuge for his novel 'The Red Water'


“Transfuge”, the French montly culture magazine has announced the 2021 laureates of the eponymous literary prize. The winner of Best Foreign Thriller is the Croatian author Jurica Pavičić, for his novel “The Red Water”, published in French by Agullo éditions and translated by Olivier Lannunzel. This is the second French literary recognition for “The Red Water” in just a few months upon publication: this July, its author was awarded the Prix Le Point du Polar européen 2021.

There are 13 categories of the Prix Transfuge, among which are Best Novel in French, Best Debut Novel and Best European Novel. This year, the prize for the Best Novel in French was given to two authors, Mohamed Mbougar Sarr ("La plus secrète mémoire des hommes", Éditions Philippe Rey) and Alain Guiraudie ("Rabalaïre", POL).