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 2018 John Florio Prize, for translations published between 2016 and 2017, went to Gini Alhadeff for her translation of I am the Brother of XX by Fleur Jaeggy (And Other Stories). 

The 2020 Prize (awarded in 2021) closed for entries on
Friday 28 February 2020

  • Entries must be translations from Italian into English.
  • The original must have been first published in the last 150 years.
  • The translation must have been first published in the UK in 2018 and 2019.
  • Full Terms and Conditions are listed at the start of the entry form.
  • Presented at a ceremony in 2021.