Hemingway Grants

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Villa Albertine oversees a series of programs that help American publishers with the translation and publication of French works into English.

Hemingway Grant is one of Villa Albertine's legacy programs. Created under the auspices of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs more than 30 years ago to promote French and Francophone works, the grant allows publishers to translate and publish pieces of French work into English formats.  

The grant has supported the translation of many great classics, contemporary novels, edgy graphic novels, and innovative social science works throughout the past 30 years. Most recently it supported the translation of David Diop's Frère d’âme, winner of the 2020 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Fiction and ⁦the 2021 International Booker Prize, Jean-Patrick Manchette’s Morgue pleine, Anne Garréta’s Dans l'béton, and Scholastique Mukasonga’s Igifu

Grant awards range from $500 to $3,000. 

To apply please visit the following page. Full guidelines for the program are available here. 

Contact: Louise Dodet, Coordinator, Arts Department & Book Department

louise.dodet@villa-albertine.org