Publishing and Translation

Since 1986, the French-American Foundation, with the long-standing support of the Florence Gould Foundation, has awarded annual translation prizes for the best translation from French to English in fiction and nonfiction.


Translation Prize

Over the course of the past 25 years, this Translation Prize has established itself as a valuable element of the intellectual and cultural exchange between both countries. The prizes promote French literature in the United States by extending its reach beyond the first language and giving translators and their craft greater visibility among publishers and readers alike. The prize also seeks to increase the visibility of the publishers who bring these important French works of literature, in translation of exceptional quality, to the American market by publicizing the titles and giving more visibility to the books they publish.

The finalists of the 27th Annual Translation Prize have been announced. See the full list of 2013 finalists hereAll finalists will be recognized at the Annual Awards Ceremony on May 22, 2014, in New York, where the winning translator in each category will be announced and receive their $10,000 prize, funded by the Florence Gould Foundation.

The Translation Prize is judged by a distinguished panel of jurors. Click here to learn more about the jury members. 

For more information, please contact Eugénie Briet at or (646) 588-6791.

Other Initiatives

The Foundation has organized study tours and professional exchanges that have showcased best practices and promoted discussion among publishing professionals on the future of the book market as well as innovative approaches to digital publishing.