Finalist, French-American Translation Prize, 2021

The Last Days of Ellis Island by Gaëlle Josse, is one of five novels shortlisted for the 2021 French American Translation prize for fiction.

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2021 Translation Prize Finalists

We are delighted to announce the 34th Annual Translation Prize finalists, a group of ten exceptional English translations of French works of fiction and nonfiction.


Jordan Stump’s translation of Igifu by Scholastique Mukasonga
Archipelago Books

Mark Polizzotti’s translation of Invisible Ink: A Novel by Patrick Modiano
Yale University Press

Olivia Baes’s translation of Jean-Luc Persecuted by Charles Ferdinand Ramuz

Deep Vellum

Natasha Lehrer’s translation of The Last Days of Ellis Island by Gaelle Josse
World Editions

Chris Andrews’s translation of Our Riches by Kaouther Adimi

New Directions