YESTERDAY, I WAS SURPRISED (and pleased!) to learn that the translation edition of my first novel, Covenant, won the Masterton Award in France! Translated by Thomas Bauduret and released in France by Riviere Blanche as Le Pacte Des Suicides, the novel was chosen in the Translated Novels category.
The Masterton Awards recognize excellence in publications in French “fantastic” literature. Previous winners in the translation category include Joe Hill, China Miéville, Gary Braunbeck, José Carlos Somoza, Isaka Kotaro, Jack Ketchum, Guillermo Del Toro and more.
The award announcement site is here:
A translation of the announcement post reads:
The members of the jury of the Prix Masterton have the immense pleasure to announce the winners of this year.
Emmanuel Delporte: Stalingrad, editions the drunk-book
John Everson: The Covenant of Suicide, Editions White River (translated by Thomas Bauduret)
Anthology Dark Felines, luciferines editions
It was certainly an unexpected honor, but I hope it will help new readers to discover the French edition of Covenant.
Le Pacte Des Suicides is available in France through Riviere Blanche here: