2019 French-American Foundation Translation Prize Announced

The winners of the 2019 French-American Foundation Translation Prize were announced this week at a ceremony in New York. Each award comes with a prize of $10,000 for the translator of the winning book. In Fiction, the prize was split between two translators: Linda Coverdale, for her translation of Slave Old Man by Patrick Chamoiseau (The New Press), and Chris Clarke, for his translation of Imaginary Lives by Marcel Schwob (Wakefield Press). The prize in Nonfiction went to Malcolm Debevoise for his translation of Good Government by Pierre Rosanvallon (Harvard University Press). For more information about the prize and the winning books, along with photographs of the ceremony, visit the French-American Foundation website. Congratulations to the winning translators!


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