Scott Moncrieff Prize

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The Scott Moncrieff Prize, named after the translator C. K. Scott Moncrieff, is an annual £2,000 literary prize for French to English translation, awarded to one or more translators every year for a full-length work deemed by the Translators Association to have "literary merit". Only translations first published in the United Kingdom are considered for the accolade.

Sponsors of the prize include the French Ministry of Culture, the French Embassy, and the Arts Council of England.

Winners[edit]

2010's[edit]

2018 (presented 2019)

Runner-up: Frank Wynne for his translation of Vernon Subutex 1 by Virginie Despentes (MacLehose Press/Quercus)

Shortlistees:

2017 (presented 2018)

2016 (presented 2017)

2015 (presented 2016)

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2000s[edit]

2009

  • Winner: Polly McLean for Gross Margin by Laurent Quintreau (Harvill Secker)
  • Runner up: Barbara Mellor for Resistance: Memoirs of Occupied France by Agnes Humbert (Bloomsbury)

2008

  • Winner: Frank Wynne for Holiday in a Coma and Love Lasts Three Years by Frédéric Beigbeder (Fourth Estate)
  • Runner up: John Brownjohn for Elizabeth 1st and Mary Stuart by Anka Muhlstein (Haus Books)

2007

  • Winner: Sarah Adams for Just Like Tomorrow by Faïza Guène (Chatto)
  • Runner up: Geoffrey Strachan for The Woman who Waited by Andrei Makine (Sceptre)

2006

2005

2004

  • Winner: Ian Monk for Monsieur Malaussene by Daniel Pennac (Harvill)

2003

  • Winner: Linda Asher for Ignorance by Milan Kundera (Faber and Faber)

2002

  • Winner: Ina Rilke for Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie (Chatto & Windus)

2001

  • Winner: Barbara Bray for On Identity by Amin Maalouf (Harvill)

2000

1990s[edit]

1999

1998

  • Winner: Geoffrey Strachan for Le Testament Francais by Andreï Makine (Sceptre)

1997

  • Winners: Janet Lloyd for The Spears of Tw[light by Philippe Descola (Harper Collins)

and Christopher Hampton for Art by Yasmina Reza (Faber and Faber)

1996

  • Winner: David Coward for Belle de Seigneur by Albert Cohen (Viking)

1995

1994 No Award

1993

  • Winner: Christine Donougher for The Book of Nights by Sylvie Germain (Dedalus)

1992

  • Winners: Barbara Wright for The Midnight Love Feast by Michel Tournier (Collins)

and James Kirkup for Painted Shadows by Jean Baptiste-Niel (Quartet)

1991

  • Winner: Brian Pearce for Bread and Circuses by Paul Veyne (Penguin)

1990

  • Winner: Beryl and John Fletcher for The Georgics by Claude Simon (Calder)

1980s[edit]

1989

1988

1987

1986

and Richard Nice for Distinction by Pierre Bourdieu (Routledge)

1985

1984

  • Winner: Roy Harris for Course in General Linguistics by F. de Saussure (Duckworth)

1983

  • Winner: Sian Reynolds for The Wheels of Commerce by Fernand Braudel (Collins)

1982

1981

  • Winner: Paul Falla for The World of the Citizen in Republican Rome by C. Nicolet (Batsford)

1980

  • Winner: Brian Pearce for The Institutions of France under the Absolute Monarchy 1598-1789 by Roland Mousnier (University of Chicago Press)

1970s[edit]

1979

  • Winner: John and Doreen Weightman for The Origin of Table Manners by Claude Levi-Strauss (Jonathan Cape)

and Richard Mayne for Memoirs (Collins)

1978

  • Winner: Janet Lloyd for The Gardens of Adonis by Marcel Detienne (Harvester Press)

and David Hapgood for The Totalitarian Temptation by Jean-Francois Revel (Secker & Warburg)

1977

  • Winner: Peter Wait for French Society 1789-1970 by George Dupeux (Methuen)

1976

  • Winner: Brian Pearce for Leninism under Lenin by Marcel Liebman (Jonathan Cape)

and Douglas Parmee for The Second World War by Henri Michel (Andre Deutsch)

1975

  • Winners: D. McN. Lockie for France in the Age of Louis XIII & Richelieu by Victor-L Tapie (Macmillan)

and Joanna Kilmartin for Scars on the Soul by Francoise Sagan (Andre Deutsch)

1974

  • Winner: John and Doreen Weightman for From Honey to Ashes by Claude Levi-Strauss (Collins) and Tristes Tropiques by Claude Levi-Strauss (Jonathan Cape)

1973

1972

  • Winner: Paul Stevenson for Germany in our Time by Alfred Grosser (Pall Mall Press)
  • Special Awards: Joanna Kilmartin for Sunlight on Cold Water by Francois Sagan (Weidenfeld & Nicolson), and Elizabeth Walter for A Scent of Lillies by Claire Gallois (Collins)

1971

1970

  • Winner: W.G. Corp for The Spaniard by Bernard Clavel (Harrap)
  • Richard Barry for The Suez Expedition 1956 by Andre Beaufre (Faber)
  • Elaine P. Halperin for The Other Side of the Mountain by Michel Bernanos (Gollancz)

1960s[edit]

1969

1968

  • Winner: Jean Stewart for French North Africa by Jacques Berque (Faber)

1967

  • Winner: John and Doreen Weightman for Jean Jacques Rousseau by Jean Guehenno (Routledge & Kegan Paul)

1966

1965

  • Winner: Edward Hyams for Joan of Arc (Regino Iornoud Macdonald)
  • Runner-up: Humphrey Hare for Memoirs of Zeus by Maurice Druon (Hart-Davis)

External links[edit]

  • "Scott Moncrieff Prize for French Translation".