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Albertine Translation Prize Ceremony

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Abertine Translation Fund & Prize

Villa Albertine Headquarters
972 Fifth Avenue
New York, US 10075

January 25, 2024 | 6PM

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Villa Albertine is pleased to present the Albertine Translation Prize Ceremony! The Albertine Translation Fund & Prizes honors translators and US publishers of English translations of contemporary French and francophone works. Among the books supported by the program, the Committee has selected two laureates (one in fiction and one in non-fiction) who will be announced in a ceremony at Villa Albertine Headquarters in New York on January 25, 2024.

Albertine Translation Fund & Prizes, an enhanced version of the former French Voices Awards, was launched in 2022. Representing new trends in all categories, including fiction, non-fiction, and comics, it recognizes the quality of both the original work and the translation.

Chosen by a committee of independent professional experts (academics, translators, and publishers), the works epitomize the many facets of a vibrant French and francophone literary scene. Each selected book receives $2,000 to cover the publishing costs and 50% of the translation costs, up to $5,000.

The Albertine Translation Committee also chooses two winners each year among the recipients – one in fiction and one in non-fiction. The winners each receive a $5,000 prize allocated to the translator.

Discover the list of titles supported by the 2023 first and second sessions by clicking on the links. Prize winners will be announced at a Ceremony held on January 25, 2024, at 6 pm at Villa Albertine Headquarters.

To RSVP for the ceremony, please visit this page.

The Albertine Translation Prize is made possible through the generous support of Van Cleef and Arpels, The Florence Gould Foundation, the Albertine Foundation, the Albertine Books Foundation and the Institut français. The Ceremony is presented in partnership with Words Without Borders.

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Van Cleef & Arpels

Founded at Paris’ 22 Place Vendôme in 1906, Van Cleef & Arpels came into being following Estelle Arpels’ marriage to Alfred Van Cleef in 1895. With a blend of inventiveness and poetry, Van Cleef & Arpels perpetuates a highly distinctive style. Its selection of exceptional gems that instill an emotion, and the savoir-faire of its craftsmen, have given birth to enchanting jewelry and watchmaking collections. Whether inspired by nature, couture, dance or imaginary worlds, the Maison opens the gate to a timeless universe of beauty and harmony. Van Cleef & Arpels’ constant commitment to creation also finds expression in its various activities as a partner and patron in the cultural field. Reflecting the Maison’s attachment to values of transmission and sharing, these initiatives take place in sectors that it holds dear: they include heritage protection, fine and decorative arts, design, dance and poetry. 

 

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Florence Gould Foundation

The Florence Gould Foundation is devoted to French-American exchange and friendship. It has provided critical and longstanding support to enable the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and its partner FACE Foundation to foster French-American exchange across disciplines and make the very best of French and francophone culture accessible to diverse communities across the United States. The Florence Gould Writers’ Residency at Villa Albertine will create exceptional and enduring opportunities for literary creation for the most promising and innovative French and Francophone authors.

Institut français

The Institut français is responsible for France’s international cultural program. Supervised by both the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and by the Ministry of Culture, it promotes French culture abroad through cultural exchange initiatives. Operating in a space where the arts, intellectual exchange, cultural and social innovation, and linguistic partnerships interact and intersect, it is also responsible for promoting the French language and the sharing of works, artists, and ideas all over the world. The Institut français is one of Villa Albertine’s main French partners.

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Albertine Foundation

Previously known as FACE Foundation, Albertine Foundation is an American nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting French-American relations through innovative cultural and educational projects. In partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, Albertine Foundation promotes artistic, literary, and educational exchange and collaboration between creative professionals from both countries. With additional corporate, foundation, and individual support, Albertine Foundation administers grant programs in the performing and visual arts, cinema, translation, and secondary and higher education, while providing financial sponsorship to French-American festivals and other cultural initiatives. Albertine Foundation focuses on new and recent work of living artists and the promotion of bilingualism and the French language.

Words Without Borders

Words Without Borders is the premier destination for a global literary conversation. Founded in 2003, their mission is to cultivate global awareness by expanding access to international writing and creating a bridge between readers, writers, and translators.

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