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 2022 John Florio Prize submissions are now closed


  • The deadline for submissions is 28 February 2022.
  • 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 2020 and 2021.
  • Full Terms and Conditions will be listed at the start of the entry form.
  • Presented at a ceremony in 2023.
  • Please complete the entry form before sending any books