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

– Upcoming Translation Prize cycle

Submissions to the 37th annual Translation Prize will open in early November 2023 and will close in mid-January 2024.

Please click below to learn more about terms and eligibility and how to submit your work(s) of translation for consideration.

Terms & Eligibility Submission Guidelines

– 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 2022 winners and finalists.

2023 Winners 2023 Finalists