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 2020 Prize (awarded in 2021) closed for entries on
Friday 28 February 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 2019.
- Full Terms and Conditions are listed at the start of the entry form.
- Presented at a ceremony in 2021.