Scott Moncrieff Prize (French)

The Scott Moncrieff Prize is an annual award of £1,000 for translations into English of full length French works of literary merit and general interest.

Established in 1965, and named after the celebrated translator of Proust’s Á la Recherche du Temps Perdu, the prize is generously sponsored by the Institut français du Royaume-Uni.

The 2017 Scott Moncrieff Prize, for translations published in 2016, went to Will McMorran and Thomas Wynn for their translation of The 120 Days of Sodom by the Marquis de Sade (Penguin Classics). Antony Melville was commended for his translation of Anicet or the Panorama by Louis Aragon (Atlas Press).  

The 2018 Scott Moncrieff Prize, for books published in 2017, will be awarded in 2019.

Entry to the 2018 Scott Moncrieff Prize is now closed.