The John Florio Prize is a biennial award of £2,000 for published translations of full-length Italian works of imaginative and creative writing of literary merit and general interest.

Established in 1963 and named for John Florio, the prize is generously sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute and the Society of Authors.

The 2018 prize, for translations published between 2016 and 2017, went to Gini Alhadeff for her translation of I am the Brother of XX by Fleur Jaeggy (And Other Stories). 

If you want to enter the 2020 Prize, the closing date is Friday 28 February 2020, 5 pm GMT.

Read full criteria and conditions here.

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Giovanni Florio, known as John Florio, is recognised as the most important humanist in Renaissance's England.

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