John Florio Prize (Italian)

The John Florio Prize is a biennial award of £2,000 for translations into English of full length Italian works of literary merit and general interest.

Established in 1963 and named for the writer-translator John Florio, who lived in London 1555-1625, the prize is generously sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute and the Society of Authors.

The 2014 John Florio Prize, for translations published in 2012 and 2013, went to the late Patrick Creagh for his translation of Memory of the Abyss by Marcello Fois (MacLehose Press). 

The 2018 John Florio Prize, for books published between 2016 and 2018, will be awarded in 2019.