Announced in September 2023 by Her Majesty The Queen and Madame Brigitte Macron during the King and Queen’s State Visit to France, the Entente Littéraire Prize (Prix de l’Entente Littéraire) is inspired by the Entente Cordiale, the 1904 agreement between the UK and French governments that improved bilateral relations. The idea to establish a UK-France literary prize was agreed by Prime Minister Sunak and President Macron at the UK-France bilateral Summit in Paris on 10 March 2023.
The submissions are open from 23 January to 8 April 2024. Two prizes of 8000€ will be awarded: one each for Young Adult writing submitted in French and English translation for the eligible period. Each 8000€ prize will be split equally between the creators of the book (the writer and translator and – where applicable – illustrator).
How to apply
- Si vous êtes un éditeur français souhaitant soumettre une œuvre originellement publiée en anglais et traduite vers le français :
- If you are a British publisher wishing to submit an English translation of a publication originally released in French, please contact our partners at the Royal Society of Literature:
The Prize will be judged by an Anglo-French jury led by celebrated author Joanne Harris, who is bilingual and will act as President of Judges. Harris’s fellow judges are acclaimed YA writers Marie-Aude Murail and Timothée de Fombelle from France and Patrice Lawrence and Joseph Coelho from the UK.
The Entente Littéraire Prize is organised by the Royal Society of Literature and the Institut français du Royaume-Uni in London, in collaboration with the French Ministry of Culture, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the British Embassy in Paris and the French Embassy in London.