Translation Prize

Our annual prize for the best translations from French to English.

The 2021 awards cycle closed for submissions on January 15, 2021. Our finalists and winners can be found by clicking below. We look forward to celebrating the selected translations at our virtual awards ceremony on Thursday, June 3 at 1pm ET.

2021 Winners

2021 Finalists

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.

The Translation Prize has established itself as a valuable element of the intellectual and cultural exchange between France and the United States. Its purpose is to promote French literature in the United States and to provide translators and their craft with greater visibility among publishers and readers. The prize also seeks to increase the visibility of the publishers who bring these important French works of literature to the American market in translation of exceptional quality.

Winners are chosen by a jury of translators and literary professionals and honored at an annual Awards Ceremony.

For more information, please contact Katie DeMallie at [email protected].