Villa Albertine Headquarters
972 Fifth Avenue
New York, US 10075
January 26, 2023 | 6PM
Villa Albertine is pleased to present the first inaugural Albertine Translation Prize Ceremony! The newly launched Albertine Translation Fund & Prizes honors translators and American publishers of English translations of contemporary French 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.
Albertine Translation Fund & Prizes, a new and enhanced version of the 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 selected epitomize the many facets of a vibrant French literary scene. Each book selected receives $2,000 to cover the publishing costs, and 50% of the translation costs up to $5,000.
The Albertine Translation committee also chooses, among the recipients, two winners each year – one in fiction and one in non-fiction. The winners receive a $5,000 prize allocated to the translator.
The complete list of tiles supported by the program this year will be announced on this page on January 23 and the prize winners will be announced at a Ceremony held of January 26, 2023 at 6pm at the 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, Face Foundation, and the Institut Français.
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.
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.
FACE 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, FACE Foundation promotes artistic, literary, and educational exchange and collaboration between creative professionals from both countries. With additional corporate, foundation, and individual support, FACE 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. FACE Foundation focuses on new and recent work of living artists and the promotion of bilingualism and the French language.
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.