Ireland Francophonie Ambassadors’ Literary Award 2020

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Created in 2016 by the 26 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 organization 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 2020’s edition 4 authors are nominated:

Paul Lynch, Grace, [Grace], Editions Albin Michel 2019, translated by Marina Boraso
Lisa Harding, Abattage, [Harvesting], Éditions Joëlle Losfeld 2019, translated by Christel Gaillard-Paris
Paula McGrath, La fuite en Héritage, [A history of running away], Éditions Table Ronde 2019, translated by Cécile Arnaud
Edna O’Brien, Girl, [Girl], Editions Sabine Wespieser 2019, translated by Pierre-Emmanuel Dauzat et Aude de Saint-Loup

The Jury is constituted of the 26 Ambassadors of following countries, all member of the International Organisation of La Francophonie: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The jury will render its verdict during an official ceremony to take place in March 2020.

The winning author will be awarded a 1500€ prize.
The translator will receive two weeks training with Literature Ireland.
This prize is part of the Francophonie Festival in Ireland.

Published on 17/12/2019

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