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 2020 ceremony and celebration of winners will be held online on September 10, 2020 at 1:00 pm EST.

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

Our Winners

Our Finalists