Annie Saumont, French author and translator, Died at 89


Annie Saumont was born in 1927 and died on January 31, 2017.

She was a French short story writer and English to French translator.

She started as a specialist in English literature and an English to French translator.

Saumont has translated books by V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, and John Fowles among others.

She was best known for her short stories, however.

Saumont has been writing short stories for twenty years and now has some 200 to her name.

Saumont has won a number of prizes for her work including the 1981 Prix Goncourt de la Nouvelle for Quelquefois dans les cérémonies, the 1989 SGDL Short Story prize for Je suis pas un camion, and the 1993 Renaissance Short Story Prize for Les voilà quel bonheur.

Annie Saumont passed away at 89 years old.