June 07, 2016

29th Annual Translation Prize Awards Ceremony

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

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.



Emily Boyce

NagasakiNagasaki by Eric Faye, Gallic Books

John Cullen

The Meursault InvestigationThe Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud, Other Press

Christine Donougher

Les-Miserables 2015Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, Penguin Classics / Penguin Random House

Julian Evans

The Foundlings WarThe Foundling’s War by Michel Déon, Gallic Books

Frank Wynne

Great SwindleThe Great Swindle by Pierre Lemaitre, Quercus / MacLehose Press



David Broder and Catherine Romatowski

Good NeighborsGood Neighbors: Gentrifying Diversity in Boston’s South End by Sylvie Tissot, Verso Books

Malcolm DeBevoise

Birth of a TheoremBirth of a Theorem by Cédric Villani, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Bruce Fink

TransferenceTransference: The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book VIII by Jacques Lacan, Polity Press

François Raffoul and David Pettigrew

Heidegger in FranceHeidegger in France by Dominique Janicaud, Indiana University Press

Steven Rendall

Bonaparte (2015)Bonaparte: 1769-1802 by Patrice Gueniffy, Harvard University Press





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