2022 International Booker Prize Judge (Chair)
Frank Wynne is an Irish literary translator from French and Spanish.
Over a career spanning more than twenty years, he has translated a wide variety of authors, including Michel Houellebecq, Patrick Modiano, Emiliano Monge, Alice Zeniter and Virginie Despentes. His translations have garnered a number of award, including the 2002 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (jointly with the author) for Atomised by Michel Houellebecq and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize (2005). He has twice been awarded both the Scott Moncrieff Prize for translation from the French and the Premio Valle Inclán for translation from Spanish. Most recently, his translation of Animalia by Jean-Baptiste del Amo won the 2020 Republic of Consciousness Prize. He has edited two major anthologies, Found in Translation: 100 0f the finest short stories ever translated (2018) and QUEER: LGBTQ writing from Ancient Times to Yesterday (2021), both published by Head of Zeus.