Translation Prize

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

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.

The submission cycle for the 2020 awards will begin on October 31, 2019 and extend through mid-January 2020. An awards ceremony will be planned in May or June of 2020.

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

2019 Translation Prize Winners