Romain Rolland Book Prize 2019

The shortlist is out!

For its second edition, the Romain Rolland Prize which awards the best translations of French fiction and essays into Indian languages, three translated works have been shortlisted.

1. La vie d’un homme inconnu (The Life of an Unknown Man) by Andrei Makine, published in France by Editions du Seuil, in India by Kalachuvadu, translated into Tamil by S.R. Kichenamourty.

2. Révolution dans la révolution (Revolution in the Revolution), by Régis Debray, published in France by François Maspéro, in India by Green Books India, translated into Malayalam by Prabha R Chatterji.

3. La peste (The Plague), by Albert Camus, published in France by Gallimard, in India by DC Books, translated into Malayalam by Geetanjali.

Dr Bertrand de Hartingh, Counsellor for Education, Science and Culture, French Embassy in India, revealed the names of the shortlisted titles at Oxford Bookstore Connaught Place on 6th January 2019.

The winner will be announced at Jaipur BookMark on 25th January 2019. 

Established by the French Institute in India, the prize is supported by Priti Paul via the Apeejay Trust.

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