Albertine Prize 2020

2020 Shortlist


Voting for the 2020 edition of the Albertine Prize has now closed. Find out the winner during a live virtual award ceremony on December 9, 2020! 

About the Albertine Prize

The Albertine Prize, presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and supported by Van Cleef & Arpels, recognizes American readers’ favorite work of contemporary Francophone fiction that has been translated into English and published in the US within the preceding calendar year.

The selection committee is composed of Albertine Prize Honorary Co-Chairs, French literary critic François Busnel and American writer Rachel Kushner, along with the staff of the Albertine bookstore, and the Book Department of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Readers are invited to vote on albertine.com between October 14th and November 25th, 2020. A $10,000 prize will be split between the author ($8000) and translator ($2000) of the winning title at a live ceremony held on December 9th, 2020.

Giveaway! Enter to win a set of all five nominated titles in English when you vote on this page. All votes since the start of the campaign will be eligible and the winner will be selected at random on November 30, 2020. Bonne chance! 


The Albertine Prize is presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and supported by Van Cleef & Arpels. Media Partner: Literary Hub.