Awards & Nominations

A

2020

Winner: Republic of Consiousness Prize for Animalia
Shortlisted: BTBA (Best Translated Book Award) for Animalia
Finalist: Lambda Literary Awards for Animalia

2018

Runner-up:  Scott Moncrieff Prize for Vernon Subutex
Shortlisted: Man Booker International  for Vernon Subutex I
Longlisted: Man Booker International Prize for The Impostor

2017

Shortlisted: CWA International Dagger for Blood Wedding

2016

Winner: Scott Moncrieff Prize for Harraga
Winner: CWA International Dagger for The Great Swindle

2015

Winner: CWA International Dagger for Camille
Jury Commendation: Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for In the Beginning was the Sea

2014

Winner: CWA International Dagger for The Siege
Winner: Premio Valle Inclán for The Blue Hour

2013

Joint Winner: CWA International Dagger for “Alex” by Pierre Lemaitre
Shortlisted:Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize for The Blue Hour
Shortlisted: French/American  Prize for The Patagonian Hare

2012

Winner: Premio Valle Inclán for Kamchatka
Shortlisted: Best Translated Book Award for Purgatory

2008

Winner: Scott Moncrieff Prize for Holiday in a Coma/Love Lasts Three Years

2007

Shortlisted: French/American  Prize for Allah is Not Obliged

2005

Winner: Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for Windows on the World

2002

Winner: IMPAC/Dublin Literary Festival Prize for Atomised (The Elementary Particles)

2000

Shortlisted: George Weidenfeld Translation Prize for Somewhere in a Desert

About Me

I'm an Irish literary translator from French and Spanish, occasional writer, editor and reluctant digital factotum.
Over the years, I've had the challenge and the privilege of translating (among others) Michel Houellebecq, Virginie Despentes, Patrick Modiano, Pierre Lemaitre, Javier Cercas, Andres Caicedo…
I travel widely, and work from wherever seems inviting

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