The French-American Foundation and the Florence Gould Foundation announce Finalists of 22nd Annual Translation Prizes
Best English Translations of French Prose in 2008 Honored
New York, NY (April 27, 2009) – The French-American Foundation and the Florence Gould Foundation announce the finalists for their 22nd Annual Translation Prizes for superior English translations of French works published in 2008. There will be one award for translation in fiction, and a second for non-fiction.
Translator is finalist for French-American Foundation Annual Translation Prizes for superior English translations of French works published in 2008.
The FICTION* finalists are
Alison Anderson for The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (Europa Editions)
John Cullen for The Only Son by Stephane Audeguy (Harcourt)
Jody Gladding & Elizabeth Deshays for Small Lives by Pierre Michon (Archipelago Books)
Douglas Parmée for Afloat by Guy de Maupassant (New York Review Books)
Julie Rose for Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (Modern Library)
Roger Whitehouse for The Beast Within by Emile Zola (Penguin Books)
*due to tie in votes, the fiction selection garnered six finalists instead of five.
The NON-FICTION finalists are
Ryan Bloom for Notebooks 1951-1959 by Albert Camus (Ivan R. Dee)
Matthew Cobb & Malcolm Debevoise for Life Explained by Michel Morange (Yale University Press/Odile Jacob)
Janet Lloyd for Comparing the Incomparable by Marcel Detienne (Stanford University Press)
Jeremy Mercer for Abolition by Robert Badinter (University Press of New England)
Richard A. Rand for Corpus by Jean-Luc Nancy (Fordham University Press)
Winners of the fiction and non-fiction prizes will receive a cash prize of $10,000 each, funded by the Florence Gould Foundation. They will be honored at a special ceremony on May 26 in New York.
Jurors for this year’s competition include Linda Asher, Tom Bishop, Antoine Compagnon, Linda Coverdale, Richard Howard and Lily Tuck.
About The French-American Foundation
The French-American Foundation is the principal non-governmental link between France and the United States at leadership levels and across the full range of the French-American relationship.
About The Florence Gould Foundation
The Florence Gould Foundation is an American foundation devoted to French-American exchange and friendship. Born of French parents in San Francisco in 1895, Florence Gould lived both in the United States and France during her lifetime. At her death in 1993, Florence Gould left the bulk of her fortune to the foundation bearing her name.