Scott Moncrieff Prize (French)

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 2022 Scott Moncrieff Prize is now closed for submissions



  • The deadline for submissions is 28 February 2022.
  • Entries must be translations from French into English.
  • The original must have been published within the last 150 years.
  • Entries must have been published in 2021.
  • Full Terms and Conditions are listed at the start of the entry form.
  • Please complete the entry form before sending in books
  • Presented at a ceremony in 2023.

The 2021 Scott Moncrieff Prize Winner and runner up

Winner: Sam Taylor

for a translation of The Invisible Land by Hubert Mingarelli. (Granta)

Runner up: Emily Boyce

for a translaton of A Long Way Off by Pascal Garnier. (Gallic Books)

You can watch and listen to a reading of The Invisible Land by Hubery Mingarelli here

Thanks to judges: Gini Alhadeff and Ian Patterson.

If you are interested in any of the books here please visit: Blackwells and Bookshop