Country: France

Hélène Hinfray

In recognition of her masterful translation of Bill Bryson’s At Home: A Short History of Private Life (Une histoire du monde sans sortir de chez moi, éditions Payot-Rivages). Describing the volume, Marc Chénetier writes: “There is humor, immense erudition. There is delicacy, the abolition of expected distances: in time, in space, between an American and …

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Mathilde Bach

Mathilde Bach received a recognition for her translation of William Giraldi’s Hold the Dark (Aucun homme ni dieu, editions Autrement).

Gordon M. Sayre

For his translation of The Memoir of Lieutenant Dumont 1715-1747: A Sojourner in the French Atlantic, by Jean-Francois-Benjamin Dumont de Montigny (Univ. of North Carolina Press, for the Omohundro Inst. of Early American History and Culture, 2012). Sayre is at the University of Oregon.

Nicholas Richard

For his groundbreaking translation of Russell Hoban’s Riddley Walker, which he entitled Enig marcheur. Hoban, who died in December 2011, was known for the spectrum of genres in which he wrote, including a very popular children’s series. Riddley Walker, his award-winning 1980 science fiction novel, presents a particular challenge to the translator, as its first-person …

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Pierre Demarty

For his translation into French of Paul Harding’s Tinkers (French title, Les Foudroyés). This second Coindreau prize in our 2012 program year reflects the shift of the annual award ceremony in Paris from December to June.

Jacques Mailhos

For his translation into French of environmentalist Edward Abbey’s non-fiction work, Desert Solitaire.

Laurence Viallet

For her fine translation of The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by the Dominican author Junot Diaz. This novel, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2008, was published in France by Plon, in their Feux Croisés collection.

Serge Chauvin

For his translations of Apex and The Colossus of New York (Gallimard), by the New York novelist and MacArthur Fellow Colson Whitehead.

Agnès Desarthe

For her translation of Cynthia Ozick’s The Puttermesser Papers.

France Camus‐Pichon

For her translations of Orphans and The Dead Fish Museum (Albin), both by Charles d’Ambrosio.

Marc Amfreville

For the translation of Monique Truong’s The Book of Salt (Houghton-Mifflin 2003).

Antoine Cazé

For his translations of A Box of Matches and The Size of Thoughts, both by Nicholson Baker.

Christophe Claro

For his fine translations into French of Mark Danielewski’s The House of Leaves and John Barth’s The Sotweed Factor.

Sabine Porte

For her translation of For the Time Being, by Annie Dillard.