The Centre Culturel Irlandais and Literature Ireland are delighted to annonce the award of the 2021 Prix de traduction to Nicolas Richard for D'os et de lumière, his translation of Mike McCormack’s novel Solar Bones published by Grasset in 2019.
This biannual prize was created for the promotion of Irish literature in the French language and is awarded to the translator of a work of fiction by an Irish author who is as yet unknown in France.
Quite extraordinarily, Mike McCormack’s novel is composed of one single very long sentence! Tonight we invite you to join him and his translator Nicolas Richard to discuss the intricacies of writing and translating with Cliona Ni Riordain who is President of the Jury and a specialist in literary translation. The evening will include readings in both languages.