The Albertine Prize 2018 Shortlist
Meet Albertine, a very special bookshop.
Albertine is a project of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., and you can find it in the Cultural Services’ HQ: the Gilded-Age Payne Whitney mansion on New York’s Fifth Avenue. Devoted to books in French and English, Albertine offers more than 14,000 contemporary and classic titles from 30 French-speaking countries.
For the second year running, Albertine has published a shortlist of the best French-language fiction newly available in English, and is asking readers to pick a winner. You can vote for your favorite (or favorites) online at Albertine.com from December 6, 2017 through May 1, 2018. A $10,000 prize will be split between the author and translator of the winning title.
Here on Bookwitty, we’ll be reading the five shortlisted picks and sharing our thoughts with you—we hope you’ll join the conversation. We’ll also be interviewing of the translators, to get their unique takes on the books, and insights into the act of translating them.
Here are the shortlisted titles, all available on Bookwitty with free international shipping.