In a ceremony on June 7, the French-American Foundation announced the winners of its 2016 Translation Prize in Fiction and Nonfiction. The winner in each category receives a $10,000 award courtesy of the Florence Gould Foundation. There were strong shortlists, and this year’s winners are:
Christine Donougher for her translation of Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, Penguin Classics / Penguin Random House
In Nonfiction the prize was split between two contenders:
Malcolm DeBevoise for his translation of Birth of a Theoremby Cédric Villani, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Steven Rendall for his translation of Bonaparte: 1769-1802 by Patrice Gueniffy, Harvard University Press
Interviews with all the finalists and information about the books can be found on the website of the French-American Foundation.