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31st Annual Translation Prize Awards Ceremony at the French-American Foundation

Since 1986, the French-American Foundation, with the longstanding support of the Florence Gould Foundation, has awarded annual translation prizes for the best translation from French to English in 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, promoting French literature in the United States and providing translators and their craft greater visibility among publishers and readers.

Join the French American Foundation as they honor the best French-to-English translations published in 2017.

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Here are the shortlisted titles :

Fiction :

Paul Eprile’s translation of Melville: A Novel by Jean Giono
New York Review Books

Edward Gauvin’s translation of Moving the Palace by Charif Majdalani
New Vessel Press

Emma Ramadan’s translation of Not One Day by Anne Garréta
Deep Vellum Publishing

Howard Curtis’s translation of The Principle by Jérôme Ferrari
Europa Editions

Sam Taylor’s translation of The Seventh Function of Language by Laurent Binet
Farrar, Straus & Giroux


Non Fiction :

Samuel E. Martin’s translation of Bark by Georges-Didi Huberman
MIT Press

Jane Marie Todd’s translation of Far-Right Politics in Europe by Jean-Yves Camus and Nicolas Lebourg
Harvard University Press

Malcolm Debevoise’s translation of Living with Robots by Paul Dumouchel and Luisa Damiano
Harvard University Press

Jody Gladding’s translation of Red: The History of a Color by Michel Pastoreau
Princeton University Press

Alison L. Strayer’s translation of The Years by Annie Ernaux
Seven Stories Press

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