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 2019 Scott Moncrieff Prize, for books published in 2018, went to Linda Coverdale for a translation of The Old Slave and the Mastiff by Patrick Chamoiseau (Dialogue Books).

The 2021 Prize (awarded in 2022) will open for submissions on 30 September 2020

  • Entries must be translations from French into English.
  • The original must have been published within the last 150 years.
  • Entries must have been published in 2020.
  • Full Terms and Conditions are listed at the start of the entry form.
  • Presented at a ceremony in 2022.

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