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 2019 Scott Moncrieff Prize is now open.

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Important information

  • Entries must be translations from French into English.
  • Entries must have been published in 2018.
  • The deadline for the 2019 prize is 28 February 2019 at 5PM (GMT).
  • Full Terms and Conditions are listed at the start of the entry form.