Discover the best of new French fiction and vote for the books you love before April 30th!
The Albertine Prize recognizes American readers’ favorite contemporary Francophone literature while encouraging the discovery of new literary voices, translated and published in the US in the past year. The selection presents a range of stories from many diverse locations and perspectives, reminding us of the importance of looking beyond one’s own borders.
You don’t have to read them all to participate! Read one novel or more from the list below, and vote for as many as you want!
ABOUT THE PRIZE
The Albertine Prize, co-presented by Van Cleef & Arpels and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, recognizes American readers’ favorite French-language fiction title that has been translated into English and distributed in the US within the preceding calendar year (January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016).
Readers are invited to discover a shortlist of 10 works, selected by the expert staff at Albertine. They may vote for their favorite titles starting March 14.
Three finalists will be announced on April 14th kicking off a second round of voting. The online vote will end on April 30th and the winner will be announced on June 6, 2017.
A $10,000 prize will be split between the author and translator of the winning title at a ceremony hosted by the Albertine Prize Honorary Chairs, acclaimed author and translator Lydia Davis and French literary critic and TV and radio host François Busnel.
CALENDARMarch 14: Round one, vote from a selection of 10 books
April 14: 3 finalists announced, round two voting starts
April 30: Voting ends
June 6: Winner is announced by the Albertine Prize Honorary Chairs, acclaimed author and translator Lydia Davis and French literary critic and TV and radio host François Busnel.
VOTE BY APRIL 30 AT ALBERTINE.COM
HOW TO VOTE
Voting will take place online at Albertine.com from March 14- April 30, 2017. Participants are encouraged to vote twice: once during the first round (March 14-April 14) from a selection of ten titles, and again during a final round (April 14-30) from a selection of 3 titles. Voters must be in the United States for their vote to register and they must provide their name and email address. Voters are not required to read the entire selection of the books and they may vote for one or several titles. Voters must provide an email address and vote from within the United States in order for their vote to register.
Albertine Prize Sponsors:
The Albertine Prize is presented by Van Cleef & Arpels and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
The program is made possible with support from Air France, Bookwitty, and JCDecaux.
Additional support is provided by Ladurée, The Mark, Pommery, diptyque Paris, and La Rêveuse.