Ireland Francophonie Ambassadors’ Literary Award 2017

Created in 2016 by the 20 embassies of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF) represented in Ireland, the Prix Littéraire des Ambassadeurs de la Francophonie en Irlande - Ireland Francophonie Ambassadors’ Literary Award aims to highlight the role of literary French in transmitting the values of La Francophonie.

This prize, is awarded to an Irish writer recently translated into French, in partnership with Literature Ireland, the national organisation for the international promotion of Irish literature, and the Alliance Française de Dublin.
The prize will seek to reflect the key values of cultural and linguistic diversity, democracy and human rights, education and research, sustainable development and solidarity defended by the Francophonie.

For the 2017’s edition 6 authors are nominated :

  • Edna O’Brien, Les petites chaises rouges, [The Little Red Chairs], Sabine Wespieser éditeur, translated by Aude de Saint-Loup and Pierre-Emmanuel Dauzat
  • Dermot Bolger, Ensemble séparés, [Tanglewood], Éditions Joëlle Losfeld, translated by Marie-Hélène Dumas
  • Michèle Forbes, Phalène fantôme, [Ghost Moth], Éditions Quai Voltaire (Éditions de la Table Ronde), translated by Anouk Neuhoff
  • Paul Murray, La Marque et le Vide, [The Mark and the Void], Éditions Belfond, translated by Chloé Royer
  • Joseph O’Connor, Maintenant ou jamais, [The Thrill of It All], Éditions Phébus, translated by Carine Chichereau
  • Colm Tóibín, Nora Webster, [Nora Webster], Éditions Robert Laffont, translated by Anna Gibson


The Jury is constituted of the 20 Ambassadors of following countries, all member of the International Organisation of La Francophonie : Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Croatia, Egypt, Estonia, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates

The jury will render its verdict during an official ceremony to take place in March 2017.

The winning author will be awarded a 1500€ prize.
The translator will receive a three weeks training with Literature Ireland.


This prize is part of the Month of La Francophonie in Ireland.


Last modification: 16/10/2021

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