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Voting has closed for the Albertine Prize!

Lydia Davis and François Busnel at the inaugural Albertine Prize Award Ceremony in June 2017

Voting may be over, but who will take home this year’s Albertine Prize? Find out during a special award ceremony on June 6! Discover the winning book in real time as Honorary Chairs Lydia Davis (acclaimed author and translator) and François Busnel (French literary critic and TV radio host) confer the $10,000 Albertine Prize to the author and translator who garnered the highest number of votes from you––the readers––this year. We hope you’ll join us for the big reveal!

Curious to learn more about the Albertine Prize? 

A reader’s choice award recognizing American readers’ favorite French-language fiction title, the Albertine Prize 2018 showcased the diversity and inventiveness of contemporary French-language writing through its shortlist, which included Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou, The End of Eddy by Édouard Louis, Compass by Mathias Énard, Not One Day, by Anne Garréta, and Incest by Christine Angot.

Voting took place online at Albertine.com between December 2017 and April 2018. A lively book battle brought together five champions to debate the merits of the nominated titles on April 12. Throughout the five months, Albertine and Cultural Services staff explained why they loved the shortlisted titles, a monthly bookclub explored the books in question, and LitHub and Bookwitty interviewed the nominated translators and authors. 

To learn more about Albertine’s events and literary life, follow Albertine on social media @albertinebooks. Follow the Albertine Prize buzz at #AlbertinePrize. 

 The Albertine Prize, co-presented by Van Cleef & Arpels and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, recognizes American readers’ favorite French-language fiction title that has been translated into English and distributed in the US within the preceding calendar year.