June 08, 2017

30th 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.

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




The Heart (2016)Sam Taylor
The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal // Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Read an Interview with Sam Taylor

Natasha Lehrer and Cécile Menon
Suite for Barbara Loden by Nathalie Léger // Dorothy, A Publishing Project



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




In the cafe of lost youthChris Clarke
In the Café of Lost Youth by Patrick Modiano // New York Review Books



Lazer LederhendlerParty Wall
The Party Wall 
by Catherine Leroux // Biblioasis International






Lauren Elkin and Charlotte Mandell
Jean Cocteau: A Life by Claude Arnaud // Yale University Press

Read an interview about Lauren Elkin and Charlotte Mandell

FlaubertNicholas Elliott
Flaubert by Michel Winock // Harvard University Press



CockroachesJordan Stump

Cockroaches by Scholastique Mukasonga // Archipelago Books





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



The French Resistance (2016)Jane Marie Todd
The French Resistance by Olivier Wieviorka // Harvard University Press

Read an Interview with Jane Marie Todd

Photos credit: Kari Bjorn www.karibjorn.com