John Florio Prize (Italian)

The John Florio Prize is a biennial award of £2,000 for translations into English of full length Italian works of literary merit and general interest.

Established in 1963 and named for the writer-translator John Florio, who lived in London 1555-1625, the prize is generously sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute and the Society of Authors.

The 2016 John Florio Prize, for translations published in 2014 and 2015, went to Jamie McKendrick for his translation of Archipelago by Antonella Anedda (Bloodaxe Book). 

The 2018 John Florio Prize, for books published between 2016 and 2018, will be awarded in 2019.

Entry to the 2018 Prize is now closed.