Edna O’Brien receives the Ireland Francophonie Ambassadors’ Literary Award 2017 [fr]
Edna O’Brien received the Ireland Francophonie Ambassadors’ Literary Award 2017, a prize that each year awards an Irish publication recently translated into french.
Up for the prize amongst 6 other publications, her novel "The Little Red Chairs" (Les petites chaises rouges) was chosen by the 25 ambassadors composing the jury.
The 1500€ prize was awarded during a ceremony organised by the Embassy of Switzerland and the Embassy of Morocco, in Dublin on the 23rd of October 2017.
After a presentation of Edna O’Brien’s novel by UCD professor Anne Fogarty, the author went over her career in a passionate speech before a practically mesmerized audience.
The translators, Aude de Saint-Loup and Pierre Emmanuel Dauzat, were awarded a 3 week internship by Literature Ireland.
The 25 Ireland Francophonie ambassadors (Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Croatia, Egypt, Estonia, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Mexico, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates) Literature Ireland and the Alliance Française Dublin congratulate Edna O’Brien and thank her for her presence in Dublin!