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 2018 Scott Moncrieff Prize, for books published in 2017, went to Sophie Yanow for her translation of Pretending is Lying by Dominique Goblet (New York Review Comics).

The 2019 Scott Moncrieff Prize, for translations published in 2018, will be presented in 2020. 

Entry to the 2019 Scott Moncrieff Prize is now closed.


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.