Freedom of expression and refugees are the main themes at International Translation Day in Turkey (Istanbul, 30 September 2016)

Freedom of expression and refugees are the main themes at International Translation Day in Turkey (Istanbul, 30 September 2016)

On the occasion of International Translation Day, the Turkish Translators’ Association (ÇEVBİR), in cooperation with Translation and Interpreting Association Turkey (Çeviri Derneği) and the Association of Publishers in Turkey (YAYBİR) will organise a meeting on 30 September in Istanbul.

The first part of the program will revolve around the short film Çevirmen / The translator. This award winning film is set in the province of Antakya, at the Turkish-Syrian border. […]

CEATL e-cards for International Translation Day (30 September)

CEATL e-cards for International Translation Day (30 September)

30 September is celebrated in the professional translation and interpreting communities as International Translation Day. Help celebrate this day by clicking on one of the pictures below (or click here or here) and send the CEATL e-card (featuring Adéla Tilcerová’s and Roman Tilcer’s winning image in our picture contest) to friends, colleagues, publishers, literary critics, etc. […]

International Translation Day in Warsaw (30 September 2016)

International Translation Day in Warsaw (30 September 2016)

This year, for the eighth time, the Warsaw branch of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture), the European Commission Representation in Poland, and the Polish Literary Translators Association will host an event for International Translation Day – a holiday celebrated worldwide every 30 September, the Feast Day of St. Jerome (author of the first translation of the Bible into Latin, and patron saint of translators). The goal of the event is to draw attention to the essential role of translators in the reception of foreign literature and culture and to make readers aware that translators are, through their work, co-authors of world literature. […]

The PETRA-E Project continues as the PETRA-E Network

The PETRA-E Project continues as the PETRA-E Network

On 26 August, the final meeting of the PETRA-E Project was held in the Collège Européen des Traducteurs Littéraires de Seneffe. The Framework of Reference, now available in eight languages (Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish and Bulgarian – Portuguese to follow soon), was officially presented to Konrad Fuhrmann, a representative of the European Commission. Many institutions have already shown an interest in the Framework, and a number of launch events are being planned in different European countries. The project has also been evaluated very positively by all partners. […]

Language diversity in the spotlight at two Danish translation events (Copenhagen, Aarhus)

Language diversity in the spotlight at two Danish translation events (Copenhagen, Aarhus)

To celebrate International Translation Day 2016, the Danish Translators’ Association is hosting two events in different parts of Denmark.

On 25 September, in Aarhus, four literary translators – working from Finnish, Hungarian, Icelandic and Chinese into Danish – will talk about their work under the heading ‘Languages we don’t understand’. […]

Turkish translator Necmiye Alpay (70) unjustly imprisoned without trial

Turkish translator Necmiye Alpay (70) unjustly imprisoned without trial

On 31 August 2016, Turkish translator, editor, critic, author and linguist Necmiye Alpay (70) was arrested. Alpay is a member of the Turkish Association of Translators (ÇEVBİR).

Alpay received her BA degree from Ankara University, and her Ph.D. degree from Paris University at Nanterre. She has translated numerous works into Turkish, including those of Said, Girard, Ricoeur and Marchand. Moreover, she has devoted much of her efforts to improving the quality of written Turkish, and has penned several books on the subject. Alpay has also worked as an editor for various periodicals, and has contributed regularly to several newspapers. […]

14th edition of the ‘Days of Literary Translation’ (23-25 September 2016, Urbino, Italy)

14th edition of the ‘Days of Literary Translation’ (23-25 September 2016, Urbino, Italy)

The 14th Giornate della Traduzione Letteraria (‘Days of Literary Translation’) will take place at the University of Urbino, Italy, from 23-25 September 2016.

This year’s symposium, organized by Stefano Arduini and Ilide Carmignani, will be dedicated to independent publishing houses. Special guests include Juergen Boos, director of Frankfurt Book Fair, and writer and translator Paolo Nori. […]

Accommodation for translators and writers in Stockholm

Accommodation for translators and writers in Stockholm

Foreign translators and writers are welcome at the Writers’ House Guest Rooms at Drottninggatan 88C in Stockholm to work, visit publishers or libraries, or simply spend a few days in the capital going to theatres and museums. Many Swedish writers and translators stay here as well, but guests from abroad have priority.

The Writers’ House provides four single rooms in the very centre of Stockholm (a double room can be arranged upon special request). The rooms are furnished with a standard bed, a small desk and an office chair. Guests share a bathroom with shower and WC, as well a separate WC. There is a shared living room with a small balcony, and a large, fully equipped kitchen. WiFi internet is provided. […]