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.

Applications open for ‘Warwick Translates’ (6-10 July 2019)

Applications open for ‘Warwick Translates’ (6-10 July 2019)

‘Warwick Translates’ is the first literary translation summer school to be held at the University of Warwick (UK). It offers the opportunity to translate texts across the literary genres into English, working with leading professional translators. Groups will be limited to a maximum of 20 students to allow for individual attention, and places will be allocated on a strictly ‘first-come-first-served’ basis.

New residency programme for authors and translators from Germany, France and Poland (Deadline: 15 March 2019)

New residency programme for authors and translators from Germany, France and Poland (Deadline: 15 March 2019)

A new German-French-Polish residency programmme, ‘Tandem Residenz’, invites authors and translators from Germany, France and Poland to apply for a joint residency in the castle of Genshagen, close to Berlin.

Three ‘tandems’ from the countries of the Weimar Triangle, consisting of one author and one translator each, will be invited to the castle for a ten-day stay (1-10 August 2019) and work on a translation project.

Call for applications: Residencies for literary translators from German

Call for applications: Residencies for literary translators from German

The Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia has twelve grants available for one-month residencies in the European Translators’ House in Straelen (Germany).

Literary translators who work on a text written by an author from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia can apply for a residency. Candidates should have at least two translations published and need to have a publisher’s contract for the translation they want to work on during their residency.

Global streaming premiere of documentary ‘Dreaming Murakami’

Global streaming premiere of documentary ‘Dreaming Murakami’

Today at 19:00 (CET) the documentary Dreaming Murakami has its global streaming premiere. The movie follows Danish Murakami-translator Mette Holm in her quest for the perfect translation of the Japanese author’s debut novel Hear the Wind Sing, and gives a rare view into the creative process of the literary translator. The young award-winning director Nitesh Anjaan’s poetic images and story telling captures the essence of Murakmi’s universe and Mette Holm’s attempt to pass it on to his Danish readers.