Inauguration of the Casa delle Traduzioni in Rome

23 June 2011 saw the inauguration in Rome of the Casa delle Traduzioni (‘House of Translations’). Run by the institution ‘Biblioteche di Roma’, the House will have a specialist library and a permanent space devoted to cultural activities related to the world of translation.

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In a few months the House will also open a small residence (2-3 places) designed to receive professional translators preferably translating from Italian into other languages.

‘Traduire’ – new documentary on translating Hebrew literature

In the recently released documentary Traduire by film maker Nurith Aviv, ten literary translators talk about translating Hebrew literature from different ages, ranging from midrash and medieval poetry to contemporary novels. The translators, all interviewed in their native languages, give a vivid account of their confrontation with Hebrew and the linguistic solutions they have to think of while translating texts into their mother tongues.