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.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth McGehee at

– 2023-2024 Translation Prize Cycle

The 2024 winners have been chosen!

Click below to read more about this year’s winners.

2024 Winners

Read more about this year’s finalists below.

2024 Finalists

– Last year’s Translation Prize cycle

Winners of the 36th annual Translation Prize were celebrated at an Awards Ceremony on May 23, 2023 in New York City.

Click here to read about the event, and click below to discover the 2023 winners and finalists.

2023 Winners 2023 Finalists