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Albertine Translation Fund 2023 Session #2 – Grantees Announced

Books & Ideas

Villa Albertine and Albertine Foundation are pleased to announce the list of recipients of the second session of the Albertine Translation program for the year 2023.

Representing new trends in all categories including fiction, non-fiction, children’s books and comics, Albertine Translation recognizes the quality of both the original work and the translation. Each book listed below will receive financial support, with 2000$ going towards publishing costs and an additional amount matching 50% of the translation costs, up to $5,000.

While most of these titles have secured an American publisher, some are waiting to find a good home. Please email us at if you are interested in more information on these titles. We will make a connection with the translator and right holders of the works.

2023 Second Session List of Grantees

A – Fiction

Mauvaises herbes by Dima Abdallah (Sabine Wespieser), Translation by Matt Reeck*

B- Non-fiction

Musiciennes de légende : de l’ombre à la lumière by Marina Chiche (First Editions), Translation by Caite Panzer*

Les formes du visible. Une anthropologie de la figuration by Philippe Descola, (Seuil / Polity Press), Translation by Catherine Porter

Balzac, Paris by Eric Hazan, (La Fabrique / Verso Books), Translation by David Fernbach

Au bord de l’effacement : sur les pas des exilés arméniens dans l’entre-deux-guerres by Anouche Kunth  (La Découverte), Translation by Lindsay Turner*

Quand tu écouteras cette chanson by Lola Lafon (Stock / Yale University Press), Translation by Lauren Elkin

Inventer l’acteur. Emotions et spectacle dans l’Europe des Lumières by Laurence Marie (Sorbonne Université Presses), Translation by Kate Deimling

*English translation rights available and seeking an American publisher 

Find 2023 First Session List of Grantees on this page

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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 close partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and its arts institution Villa Albertine, Albertine Foundation promotes artistic, literary, and educational exchange and collaboration between creative professionals from both countries thanks to corporate, foundation, and individual support.

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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.

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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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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