The Prix Laure Bataillon is an award that recognizes the best foreign work translated into French in a year. The winners of this year’s award are Nii Ayikwei Parkes for his book Tail of the Blue Bird (Notre Quelque Part) (our review here) and his translator
It was a brilliant year for Parkes who won the Mahogany Prize novel, dedicated to sub-Saharan authors and / or African descent. He also won the Sylt Foundation African Writer´s Residency Award this year.
Sika Fakambi, his translator, was crowned by the League of Baudelaire prices Gens de Lettres translation in June.
The winner of the Laure-Bataillon Prize is endowed with 10 000 euros, shared equally between the author and his translator.
Congratulations to the writer and translator for their awards.