Albertine Prize 2017
Discover the three finalists for the Albertine Prize and vote for your favorite before April 30th!
The Albertine Prize recognizes American readers’ favorite work of contemporary Francophone fiction 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.
During the Albertine Prize round one, which took place from March 14 to April 14, 2017, voters selected the three finalists.
Win a pair of tickets to Paris on Air France when you vote for your favorite book in round 2 of the Albertine Prize, on now through April 30! See details below.
The Albertine Prize first round selection included Nelly Alard (Couple Mechanics, Other Press), Adrien Bosc (Constellation, Other Presss), Ananda Devi (Eve Out of her Ruins, Deep Vellum), Maylis de Kerangal (The Heart, FSG), Lola Lafon (The Little Communist Who never Smiled, Seven Stories Press), Nathalie Léger (Suite for Barbara Loden, Dorothy a Publishing Project), Marie Ndiaye (Ladivine, Knopf), Jean-Philippe Toussaint, (Naked, Dalkey Archive), Abdellah Taïa (Infidels, Seven Stories Press), and Antoine Volodine (Bardo or Not Bardo, Open Letter Books).
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.
ALBERTINE PRIZE AIR FRANCE TICKET GIVEAWAY
Win a pair of tickets to Paris on Air France when you vote for your favorite book in round 2 of the Albertine Prize, on now through April 30!
To enter, login or create an account at Albertine.com and cast your vote for one of the Albertine Prize finalists between April 14, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST and April 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. All voters will be entered into the drawing. The winner will receive two Air France round-trip Economy class tickets (one set of round-trip tickets for the winner with one set of round-trip tickets for travel companion) from the New York (JFK) to Paris (CDG or ORY), France. Votes must be received by 11:59 PM EST on April 30, 2017. Winners will be notified via email in May 2017.
The contest is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old as of the date of entry.
Download the terms and conditions here: Albertine Prize Air France Ticket Giveaway.
VOTE BY APRIL 30th 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.
March 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.