36th Annual Translation Prize Ceremony
On Tuesday, May 23, 2023, the French-American Foundation hosted its annual Translation Prize Awards Ceremony at Hearst Tower in New York City. The evening served to celebrate exceptional French-to-English translations that were published in the 2022 calendar year. The winning translators in the fiction and non-fiction categories – selected from 10 finalists – received awards totaling $20,000, generously funded by the Florence Gould Foundation. The Foundation also had the honor of welcoming distinguished keynote speaker Alice Kaplan, Author, Translator, and Sterling Professor of French at Yale University.
About the Translation Prize
Since 1986, the Translation Prize has honored exceptional English translations of French works of fiction and nonfiction. The 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 U.S. and providing translators and their craft with greater visibility among publishers and readers. Selected by a jury of literary professionals, finalist and winning translations include celebrated works by esteemed French authors, many of which are available to American readers for the first time.