Literature Ireland

Ireland Francophonie Ambassadors' Literature Award, 2024 Shortlist

The Ambassadors of the Francophonie in Ireland, working in partnership with Literature Ireland, have announced their 2024 shortlist for their annual literature prize, the Prix Littéraire des Ambassadeurs de la Francophonie en Irlande.

A prize of €1,500 is awarded by the Ambassadors to the winning Irish author, and a visit to Ireland is arranged by Literature Ireland for the translator.

The aim of the prize is to promote French language and culture, and to celebrate literary translation into French.

The shortlisted works this year are:

Kerri ní Dochartaigh, Thin Places / En ces lieux bienfaisants 

Translated by Karine Lalechère (Phébus, 2023)


Louise Kennedy, Trespasses / Troubles

Translated by Cécile Leclère (Éditions Denoël, 2023)


Sara Baume, A Line Made by Walking / Ligne de fuite

Translated by France Camus-Pichon, (Les Éditions Noir sur Blanc, 2023)


Donal Ryan, A Slanting of the Sun / Soleil oblique et autres histoires irlandaises

Translated by Marie Hermet, (Albin Michel, 2023)


The winning author and translator pair will be announced on March 5th by Minister Peter Burke, T.D., at an event to mark the start of Francophonie month, a month dedicated to the celebration of French language and culture.

Posted to on 15 Feb 2024.