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Alyson Waters awarded the French-American Foundation Translation Prize for her translation of Eric Chevillard’s Prehistoric Times

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Alyson Waters has won the 26th annual French-American Translation Prize for the best French to English translation of fiction.

The French-American Foundation received 64 submissions to the Translation Prize this year from more than 35 American publishers.

The jury, which includes Linda Asher, David Bellos, Linda Coverdale, Emmanuelle Ertel and Lorin Stein, has selected the best English translations of French works published in 2012. The 10 finalists form a prestigious and diverse group that includes Prix Goncourt-winning French bestsellers, debutnovels written by talented young authors and provocative and stimulating essays in non-fiction.

Congratulations Alyson!

See the French-American Foundation’s Official Press Release announcing the 26th Annual Translation Prize Winners

Read more about the prize and other finalists here.

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