2022 Translation Prize Finalists

March 9, 2022

We are delighted to announce the 35th Annual Translation Prize finalists, a group of ten exceptional English translations of French works of fiction and nonfiction.


Leslie Camhi’s translation of The Book of Mother by Violaine Huisman,
Scribner, a division of Simon & Schuster

Emma Ramadan’s translation of In Concrete by Anne Garréta
Deep Vellum Books

Sandra Smith’s translation of Inseparable by Simone de Beauvoir
Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins

Lara Vergnaud’s translation of Life Sciences by Joy Sorman
Restless Books

Ros Schwartz’s translation of A Long Way from Douala: A Novel by Max Lobe
Other Press



Ruth Diver’s translation of Beirut 2020: Diary of the Collapse by Charif Majdalani
Other Press

Susan Emanuel’s translation of The Belle Époque by Dominique Kalifa
Columbia University Press

Sophie R. Lewis’s translation of In the Eye of the Wild by Nastassja Martin
New York Review Books

Lindsay Turner’s translation of In Defense of Secrets by Anne Dufourmantelle
Fordham University Press

Susan Emanuel’s translation of Rescue, Relief, and Resistance: The Jewish Labor Committee’s Anti-Nazi Operations, 1934–1945 by Catherine Collomp
Wayne State University Press