French Voices Grand Prize Winners Announced

The Mediterranean Wall by Louis Philippe Dalembert, in a translation by Marjolijn de Jager, won the 2020 French Voices Grand Prize in Fiction. The novel has just been published in the United States by Schaffner Press.

Affluence and Freedom: An Environmental History of Political Ideas by Pierre Charbonnier, translated by Andrew Brown, won the Grand Prize in Nonfiction. The book is forthcoming from Polity Press in September.

Launched in 2006, the French Voices Awards aims to highlight books worthy of translation. A shortlist of fiction and nonfiction titles is issued each year, and each of these titles receive $6,000 in support toward translation: $4,000 to the publisher, $2,000 to the translator. Each Grand Prize–winning title receives $10,000 in support: $6,000 to the publisher, $4,000 to the translator. 

Correction: This article initially misspelled Dalembert's surname.

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