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26th Annual Translation Prize

On June 5, the French-American Foundation announced the winners of their 26th Annual Translation Prize for superior English translations of French works published in 2012:

The winner in fiction is Alyson Waters, who shared memories from her CNL residency grant with Residencies in Review, for her translation of Prehistoric Times by Eric Chevillard (Archipelago Books).

The winner in non-fiction is Nora Scott for her translation of The Metamorphoses of Kinship by Maurice Godelier (Verso Books).

Alyson Waters and Nora Scott were recognized at the Annual Awards Ceremony and each received a $10,000 cash prize, funded by the Florence Gould Foundation.

For a complete list of finalists, click here.

In the spirit of celebration, we’ve compiled a list of titles to be published in 2013. So far we have more than Download list (pdf)!

In this list, you will find J.M.G. LeClézio's memoir The African and Marguerite Duras' short novel L'Amour among many others. You'll also find great works of anthropology, philosophy and humanities in original and innovative publications. Fans of Alain Badiou and François Laruelle, for instance, will have a feast with respectively 9 and 5 titles announced for the two writers in 2013.

Young readers will enjoy many books written by a new generation of talented writers and artists such as Odile Weulersse and Marc Boutavant...

You'll find in this enthralling list books to read, love and share!

Please browse our updated 2012 list (pdf) and the 2013 list (pdf) of translated titles and if any book is missing, please contact the Book Department at 972livre@gmail.com.