Jean-Yves Pellegrin

Orfeo

Prix Coindreau, 2016

Jean-Yves Pellegrin was awarded the Prix Coindreau for his magnificent translation of Richard Powers’ Orfeo (Orfeo, éditions Le Cherche Midi), the story of an aging avant-garde composer who becomes fascinated with microbiological patterns. Pellegrin’s exceptional translation rose to the challenge of conveying the nuances of an especially talented author, who has been the recipient of a National Book Award and the MacArthur “genius grant.”