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ALBERTINE PRIZE !

On June 6th, the second Albertine Prize was awarded to writer Anne Garréta and translator Emma Ramadan for Not One Day, published by Deep Vellum. The French version Pas un jour, published by Grasset, was awarded the Prix Médicis in 2002. The Albertine Prize is given each year to an author and translator for a French book published in the United States in the preceding calendar year.

During a ceremony hosted by Lydia Davis and François Busnel, which saw 250 attendees at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy with 350 more watching via Livestream, Garréta and Ramadan answered questions about the difficulties of translation and their respective conceptions of literature. 

The vote for the Albertine prize was open to American readers on the Albertine website from December 2017 through May 1; Not One Day triumphed as the readers' favorite book of the year, after a fierce battle with four other titles

Incest by Christine Angot, trans. by Tess Lewis, Archipelago Books

Compass by Mathias Enard, trans. by Charlotte Mandell, New Directions

The End of Eddy by Edouard Louis, trans. by Michael Lucey, Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou, trans. by Helen Stevenson, The New Press

 

More info about the book and the ceremony here and here!

 

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