Ireland Francophonie Ambassadors’ Literary Award 2018 [fr]

Created in 2016 by the 25 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 2018’s edition 4 authors are nominated :

  • Anne Enright, L’herbe Maudite, [The Green Road], Editions Actes Sud, translated by Isabelle Reinharez
  • Neil Jordan, Dans les Eaux Troubles, [The Drowned Detective], Editions J. Losfeld, translated by Florence Lévy-Paoloni
  • Colum McCann, Treize façons de voir, [Thirteen Ways of Looking], Belfond, translated by Jean-Luc Piningre
  • Lisa McInerney, Les hérésies glorieuses, [The Glorious Heresies], Editions Joelle Losfeld, translated by Catherine Richard


The Jury is constituted of the 25 Ambassadors of following countries, all member of the International Organisation of La Francophonie : Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Morocco, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates

The jury will render its verdict during an official ceremony to take place in March 2018.

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.


Published on 01/02/2018

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