The Prix David (David Prize) was created in 1923 by the Secretary of the Province of Quebec, Athanase David, in memory of his father, Laurent-Olivier David.

Also known as the Prix de la province de Québec, these prizes were awarded to writers or researchers who submitted the best literary or scientific works to the province's literary and scientific competitions.

In 1968, the Prix Athanase-David was created to recognize a writer's body of work. In 1970, the literary and scientific competitions disappeared and were replaced by the Prix du Québec.

The Prix David archives are held at the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec in Montreal.[1]




  1. ^ "Fonds Prix David (MSS187)" (in French). Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ).