The Scott Moncrieff Prize is an annual award of £1,000 for translations into English of full length French works of literary merit and general interest.
Established in 1965, and named after the celebrated translator of Proust’s Á la Recherche du Temps Perdu, the prize is generously sponsored by the Institut français du Royaume-Uni.
The Scott Moncrieff Prize this year has been partly funded from the estate of, and in memory of, C K Scott Moncrieff’s great nephew, Malcolm Gibb, who died in January 2015.
The 2015 Scott Moncrieff Prize, for translations published in 2014, went to Frank Wynne, for his translation of Harraga by Boualem Sansal (Bloomsbury).
The 2017 Scott Moncrieff Prize, for books published in 2016, will be awarded in 2018.