2021 Translation Prize Winners

May 21, 2021

The French-American Foundation congratulates the winners of the 2021 Translation Prize in fiction and nonfiction. Since 1986, the French-American Foundation, with the longstanding support of the Florence Gould Foundation, has awarded an annual prize for the best translation from French to English in both fiction and nonfiction.

Accepting the award in the Fiction category is Chris Andrews for his translation of Our Riches by Kaouther Adimi (New Directions Publishings). Accepting the award in the Nonfiction category is Hoyt Rogers for his translation of Rome, 1630: The Horizon of the Early Baroque, Followed by Five Essays on Seventeenth-Century Art by Yves Bonnefoy (Seagull Books / University of Chicago Press). Click here for more information about the winners and their translations.

The Translation Prize jury selected the winners from a list of outstanding finalists. Click here to learn more.

To celebrate the accomplishments of our winners, the French-American Foundation hosted a virtual celebration of the 2021 Translation Prize winners on Thursday, June 3, 2021. The winners, joined with other notable literary professionals, shared thoughts on their respective works and the art of translation. The event welcomed special guest Cole Swensen, translator, editor, copywriter, professor, and 2020 Translation Prize finalist in the fiction category for her translation of Jean Frémon’s Now, Now, Louison. Tess Lewis, Essayist, translator, and Advisory Editor for The Hudson Review, moderated the ceremony.

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