2016 French-American Foundation Translation Prize Winners Announced

9780143107569In 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:

In Fiction:

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.


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