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Winner of the Translation Prize announced.


The Translation Prize from the French-American Foundation and Florence Gould Foundation has been won by Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky in the fiction category, and Ecrits by Jacques Lacan in the non-fiction category.

Four other works were nominated in the fiction category: The Possibility of an Island by Michel Houellebecq, translated by Gavin Bowd; Electric Flesh by Claro, translated by Brian Evenson; The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, translated by Richard Pevear; and The Attack by Yasmina Khadra, translated by John Cullen.

Nominees in the non-fiction category consisted of Stroke by Stroke by Henri Michaux, translated by Richard Sieburth; Camus at Combat by Albert Camus, translated by Arthur Goldhammer; Reading Writing by Julien Gracq, translated by Jeanine Herman; and A Season in Mecca by Abdellah Hammoudi, translated by Pascale Ghazaleh.

According to The Book Standard, Suite Francaise was translated by Sandra Smith and Ecrits was translated by Bruce Fink. Both translators will each receive USD10,000 and attend a ceremony on 8 May in New York, US.

This year's judging panel was reportedly comprised of Richard Howard, Lily Tuck, Linda Asher, Tom Bishop, Antoine Compagnon and Linda Coverdale.
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Date:Apr 26, 2007
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