By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson
An Awards Ceremony Is Set for May 23The French-American Foundation has announced its winners in the 2023 edition of its French-t0-English Translation Prize, with an awards ceremony set for May 23 in New York City.
The winners are drawn from a shortlist of 10 finalists, and this is an awards regime aimed squarely at honoring translators. The program, in operation since 1986, provides US$10,000 each to the translator of a work of fiction and to a translator of nonfiction. Those 10 shortlistees are divided between the two categories.
This year’s jury includes:
- Yasser Elhariry of Dartmouth College
- Emmanuelle Ertel of New York University
- Tess Lewis, essayist and translator
- Corine Tachtiris of the University of Massachusetts
- Lindsay Turner of Case Western Reserve University
- Alyson Waters, a translator
This year’s competition cycle opened on November 1 last year and closed on January 13.
And in this case, the two winning works have produced three translators.
Winning Translators of the 2023 French-American Prize
Translator Juliet Sutcliffe
The Music Game by Stéfanie Clermont (Biblioasis)
Translators Kieran Aarons and Cédrine Michel
Self Defense: A Philosophy of Violence by Elsa Dorlin (Verso Books)
Kaplan to Speak at Ceremony
In the program on May 23, Alice Kaplan–Yale’s Sterling Professor of French–will speak as a special guest in this program, the $20,000 combined annual purse of which is funded by the Florence Gould Foundation.
The program on May 23 is to be held at Hearst Tower, the Joseph Urban Theatre on 8th Avenue in New York.