The Danish Authors’ Association has filed a lawsuit against the Danish secret service

The Danish Authors’ Association has filed a lawsuit against the Danish secret service

The Danish Authors’ Association (https://danskforfatterforening NULL.dk/danish-authors-society/) (representing translators and writers) has filed a lawsuit against the Danish secret service. One of its members, Arne Herløv Petersen (https://da NULL.wikipedia NULL.org/wiki/Arne_Herl%C3%B8v_Petersen), a writer, poet and translator of some 200 works of literature, was briefly investigated in 1981 on charges of espionage for the Soviet Union.

Spanish translators join forces against non-paying publishing house: avalanche of solidarity on Twitter

Spanish translators join forces against non-paying publishing house: avalanche of solidarity on Twitter

A spontaneous campaign started on Twitter last Tuesday 4th of June with the hashtag #MalpasoPagaYa (https://twitter NULL.com/search?q=%23malpasopagaya&src=typd) (Malpaso, pay now) in support of translators affected by the non-payment of the Spanish publishing house Malpaso Ediciones. The spark was a series of messages tweeted by the president of Malpaso in which he insulted and discredited one of those translators – who had turned to social media in order to raise awareness of her situation.

Call for applications: funded residencies for translators of Italian literature (deadline: 30 June 2019)

Call for applications: funded residencies for translators of Italian literature (deadline: 30 June 2019)

The Casa delle Traduzioni in Rome (http://www NULL.comune NULL.roma NULL.it/pcr/it/bib_casa_trad_en NULL.page), a public library and cultural centre specializing in the subject of translation, awards funded residencies for translators working from Italian into their native language: six scholarships to cover the costs of travel and a four-week stay for European translators, and two scholarships to cover the costs of travel and a four-week stay for translators coming from countries outside Europe.

CEATL AGM 2019 was held in Norwich and a new board was elected

CEATL AGM 2019 was held in Norwich and a new board was elected

The CEATL AGM 2019 took place in Norwich and a new board was elected

CEATL has just held its Annual General Meeting in Norwich (May 9th-11th 2019). Forty delegates from twenty-six countries attended, and a new board was elected, comprising four former members and two new additions:

Morten Visby – Chairperson of the Board / Président du conseil d’administration (Danish Translators’ Association)
Lara Hölbling Matković – Secretary-General / Secrétaire général (Croatian Literary Translators’ Association (DHKP))
Shaun Whiteside – Treasurer / Trésorier (Translators Association, UK)
Bjørn Herrman – Vice-President / Vice-président (Norsk Oversetterforening, Norway)
Miquel Cabal Guarro – Vice-president / Vice-président (Associació d’Escriptors en Llengua Catalana (AELC), Spain)
Valérie Le Plouhinec – Secretary of the Board / Secrétaire du conseil d’administration (Association des traducteurs littéraires de France (ATLF), France)

The various working groups met separately before presenting their reports and future projects in the plenary session.

Call for nominations: Award from Institut Ramon Llull for literary translations from Catalan

Call for nominations: Award from Institut Ramon Llull for literary translations from Catalan

The Institut Ramon Llull will award a prize of € 4,000 for a literary translation from Catalan.

The nominated translation has to be the work of one translator and have been published in 2018.

Deadline for applications: 16 May 2019

For more details (in Catalan), please click here (https://www NULL.llull NULL.cat/catala/quisom/premis_bases_traduccio NULL.cfm).

Recently published: Diversity Report 2018 on translated fiction across Europe

Recently published: Diversity Report 2018 on translated fiction across Europe

The brand new Diversity Report 2018 on translated fiction across 10 languages and markets throughout Europe has now been published. It follows trends in literary translation, market developments, new and traditional publishing models and funding schemes.

The report maps and systematically analyzes how translations of works of fiction travel across roughly a dozen European markets and languages.

Calls for proposals EACEA: Support to Literary translation projects (Deadline: 4 June 2019)

Calls for proposals EACEA: Support to Literary translation projects (Deadline: 4 June 2019)

EACEA opens the call for Support to Literary translation projects with the main objectives being:

  • to support cultural and linguistic diversity in the EU and in other countries participating in the Culture Sub-programme of the Creative Europe Programme;
  • to strengthen the transnational circulation and diversity of high quality literary works in the long term;
  • to improve access to these literary works in the EU and beyond;
  • to reach new audiences for quality literary translated works.

Inside the translator’s head – maybe the first comic book ever about the work of translators

Inside the translator’s head – maybe the first comic book ever about the work of translators

Sitting for hours and typing away? With their noses in books and dictionaries? Aha, only apparently so! The lives of translators are full of exciting adventures and extraordinary experiences, although most of these happen in their heads.

W głowie tłumaczy (‘Inside the translator’s head’) is the first comic (maybe even on a global scale, though we can’t be certain) about translators and their work: about the history of translation going far back to biblical and even prehistoric times, about the chain in which the translator is but a single link, about different types of translations, but most of all: about what goes on in the head of a person translating from one language to another.

Call for applications: Frankfurt International Translators Programme (Deadline: 30 April 2019)

Call for applications: Frankfurt International Translators Programme (Deadline: 30 April 2019)

The Frankfurt International Translators Programme is aimed at international literary and non-fiction translators translating from the German language. Up to thirty translators from all around the world will be selected by Frankfurter Buchmesse to take part in an exclusive exchange and networking programme.

The programme will take place from 14 to 17 October 2019 in Frankfurt, and is organised by Frankfurter Buchmesse with the financial support of the German Federal Foreign Office.

Summer Course Literary Translation in Utrecht (Deadline: 1 April 2019)

Summer Course Literary Translation in Utrecht (Deadline: 1 April 2019)

This year the Dutch Centre of Expertise for Literary Translation, in collaboration with the Dutch Foundation for Literature, is organizing a Summer Course in Literary Translation for translators from Dutch  into the target languages German (theatre) and Italian, from 26 to 30 August 2019 in Utrecht. Interested translators are cordially invited to register before Monday 1 April.

Czech translators of Nordic languages set up independent professional assocation

Czech translators of Nordic languages set up independent professional assocation

Czech translators of the Nordic languages have founded an independent professional association: Překladatelé Severu (Czech Translators of the North).

Its aim is to improve translators’ pay and working conditions, disseminate information about contracts with authors and support the publication of quality translations, by, among a number of ways,  training new translators and editors.

Call for applications: European School of Literary Translation (Deadline: 15 April 2019)

Call for applications: European School of Literary Translation (Deadline: 15 April 2019)

The third annual ESLT Summer School (http://traduzione-editoria NULL.fusp NULL.it/summer-school-eslt-2019_5 NULL.html) to be held from 10- 13 September 2019 in Rome, will bring together around 20 translators and educators from across Europe who are passionate about teaching literary translation.

Founded in 2017, the European School of Literary Translation is organised by four partners: British Centre for Literary Translation, Centre of Expertise for Literary Translation (Flanders / Netherlands), University of Rome Link Campus and Fondazione San Pellegrino, Italy.

Residencies for literary translators of German literature (Deadline for application: 28 February 2019)

Residencies for literary translators of German literature (Deadline for application: 28 February 2019)

The Goethe-Institut’s European Translators’ Residency Programme, in cooperation with the Alfred Toepfer Foundation F.V.S. and the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony are offering a work grant in Germany to literary translators from abroad.

The purpose of the stay is to devote oneself to a current project in the area of German-language fiction in a quiet, concentrated atmosphere.

Call for applications: JUNIVERS – International meeting of translators of German poetry (Deadline: 31 March 2019)

Call for applications: JUNIVERS – International meeting of translators of German poetry (Deadline: 31 March 2019)

The TOLEDOProgramme and Literarisches Colloquium Berlin (LCB (https://www NULL.lcb NULL.de/home/)) invite translators of contemporary Germanlanguage poetry to a six-day meeting, Junivers, that will be organised from 11 – 17 June 2019 at Berlin’s Wannsee.

JUNIVERS is a new international forum that focuses on poetryspecific translation questions.

Fifteen poetry translators from all over the world will have the opportunity to exchange ideas about their poetic universes and explore possibilities for future networking.

EACEA publishes selection results of the support to literary translation projects 2018

EACEA publishes selection results of the support to literary translation projects 2018

The main objectives of the support for literary translation projects, granted by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Union, were to support cultural and linguistic diversity; to strengthen the transnational circulation and diversity of high quality literary works in the long term; to improve access to these literary works in the EU and beyond as all neighbourhood countries have been included, and to reach new audiences for European translated literature.