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30TH ANNUAL TRANSLATION PRIZE AWARDS CEREMONY

6:00PM-9:00PM

Since 1986, the French-American Foundation, with the longstanding support of the Florence Gould Foundation, has awarded annual translation prizes for the best translation from French to English in fiction and nonfiction. The Translation Prize has established itself as a valuable element of the intellectual and cultural exchange between France and the United States, promoting French literature in the United States and providing translators and their craft greater visibility among publishers and readers.

Join us as we honor the best French-to-English translations published in 2016. 

Keynote Address by Lydia Davis, 2016-2017 French-American Foundation Translator Laureate  

Please click below to RSVP, or contact Katie DeMallie with any questions at [email protected]


FICTION FINALISTS: 

Sam Taylor

The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal // Farrar, Straus & Giroux 


Natasha Lehrer and Cécile Menon 

Suite for Barbara Loden by Nathalie Léger // Dorothy, A Publishing Project 


Donald Nicholson-Smith 

Paris Vagabond by Jean-Paul Clébert // New York Review Books 


Chris Clarke 

In the Café of Lost Youth by Patrick Modiano // New York Review Books 


Lazer Lederhendler 

The Party Wall by Catherine Leroux // Biblioasis International  


NONFICTION FINALISTS:


Lauren Elkin and Charlotte Mandell

Jean Cocteau: A Life by Claude Arnaud // Yale University Press 


Nicholas Elliott

Flaubert by Michel Winock // Harvard University Press 


Jordan Stump

Cockroaches by Scholastique Mukasonga // Archipelago Books 


Catherine Porter 

Freud: In His Time and Ours by Élisabeth Roudinesco // Harvard University Press 


Jane Marie Todd 

The French Resistance by Olivier Wieviorka // Harvard University Press 


Location: 

The Century Association of New York
7 West 43rd Street
New York, NY