Under the name of Étienne Dolet, big humanist of the 16th century, translator and author of the first tract of translation in French, this prize seeks to bring attention to the essential benefit of translation to the culture and to knowledge.

The jury is made up of university lecturers and journalists specialists in exchanges between languages and translation questions.
Cette année, le Prix Étienne-Dolet sera remis à distance mais en direct, sur Youtube le 31 mai 2021 à 18h.

Nouveau : Lancement du prix estudiantin de traduction Etienne-Dolet 2021

Lauréate 2020

Sylvie Durastanti
Des romans de la Beat generation à la verve de Stephen Sondheim ou aux livrets des plus grands opéra, Sylvie Durastanti a traduit des œuvres très diverses, à partir de plusieurs langues. Son travail de surtitrage, notamment auprès du Châtelet, l’a conduite à réfléchir à la traduction du spectacle vivant et musical, dans son rythme, son esthétique, et ses contraintes si particulières. Elle est également l’autrice d’un Éloge de la trahison (Le Passage, 2002).

Previous laureates :

2019 : Marc de Launay
Researcher at the Husserl of Paris Archives. He especially translated German philosopher (Kant, Schelling, Nietzsche, Husserl, Cohen, Adorno, Habermas etc.).

2018: Mireille Gansel
Polyglot translator (German, English and Vietnamese), rewarded also for her reflexion on the art of translation, Traduire comme transhumer (Calligrammes, 2012).

2017 :  Jean-Baptiste Para
Translator from Italian to Russian, but also writer, art critic and editor-in-chief of the magazine Europe.

Organised by Bernard Banoun, Professor at the German and Nordic Studies Department, President of the jury, and by Guillaume Métayer, CNRS research fellow, Prize secretary, with the financial support of Antoine Getten and his translation firm Translations and the support of the cultural service of the Sorbonne University's Arts Faculty.

Marc de Launay
Researcher at the Husserl of Paris Archives. He especially translated German philosopher (Kant, Schelling, Nietzsche, Husserl, Cohen, Adorno, Habermas etc.).