5th edition of the Romain Rolland Book Prize 2022

For the best publication of a French title translation in India

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Romain Rolland Prize
Sanjoy Roy, producer JLF, Michele Albaret-Maastsch, translator, Ajay Mago, publisher Om Books, Emmanuel Lenain, ambassador of France in India, Deepa Chaudhuri and Puneet Gupta and Leila Slimani novelist and winner of the Prix Goncourt. Deepa Chaudhuri and Puneet Gupta were awarded the Romain Rolland Prize 2020 for their translation Asterix into Hindi. Photo IPP

The French Institute in India announces the launch of the 5th edition of the Romain Rolland Book Prize 2022. An award for the best publication of a French title in India supported by Priti Paul via Apeejay Trust.

Like in the previous years, translations into all Indian languages (including English) will be considered for all genres published. Books that have been already submitted or were already translated by existing Jury members/ consultants would not be considered.

Should you wish to apply, please send us the following materials for each title: 

·         10 hard copies of the book ;

·         PDF of the translated title (mandatory) ;

·         PDF of the original French title (mandatory) ;

·         The synopsis and front cover of the title (HD version);

·         Updated CV of the translator with contact details ;

·         All the details requested in the attached excel sheet.

 A curated trip to the Paris Book Fair (Livre Paris 2022) awaits the winning publisher and the translator.

The jury will be chaired by the French Institute in India / Embassy of France in India. The eminent jury will be composed of professors from the different universities in France and India, literary translators from both countries to assess the quality of the translation.

Note: All the above-mentioned elements are absolutely mandatory and are expected to be received before the given deadline. No entries received afterward will be considered as this information has to be transmitted to the jury.

To apply, please send us the requested elements before 10th June 2021.

Sumit Kumar

Project Coordinator- Books, Debates, and Ideas

French Institute in India

2, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Road

New Delhi 110011

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