Translation lovers in the Netherlands can enjoy the 7th edition of the annual ‘Nederland vertaalt’ (Netherlands Translate) challenge. Translators both professional and amateur have until 24th January 2017 to take on texts in five languages and translate them into Dutch. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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’. […]
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. […]
The 20th Festivaletteratura, Italy’s most important literary festival, will be held from 7 to 11 September in Mantua.
This year’s translation slam (10 September at 3 pm) features the Spanish-Mexican writer Paco Ignacio Taibo II and two of his many Italian translators, Gina Maneri and Silvia Sichel, who will joust over an unpublished piece of journalism by the author. […]
The Macedonian Translators Association (MATA) announces its fourth International Conference for Translators and Interpreters. The conference, entitled Novelties in the Translation and Interpretation Industry, will take place in the lakeside city of Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia, on 1 and 2 October 2016. […]
From 19 to 22 May the Warsaw Book Fair was held at the National Stadium in Warsaw. The Polish Literary Translators’ Association has already co-hosted events at the Fair in the past and this year the association had an even stronger presence.
On 19 May the Jerome Lion award ceremony took place. The first ever trophy, awarded to a publisher for supporting literary translators was presented to Wydawnictwo Czarne. Justyna Czechowska, the chair of the award committee, also talked to Monika Sznajderman, head of Wydawnictwo Czarne, about the publisher’s collaboration with translators. […]
From 7 to 11 June 2016 the 47th Poetry International Festival [link] will take place in Rotterdam.
This annual festival is a renowned meeting place for all poets, translators and lovers of poetry. It is organised by the foundation Poetry International, which aims to draw attention to good poetry from all over the world, and to stimulate exchanges between poets, translators and amateurs in poetry from all countries. For this reason translation activities occupy an important place in the festival. The programme In Other Words invites professional and amateur translators to translate a number of selected poems. […]
During the next CEATL AGM, which will take place from 2-4 June in Barcelona, the Spanish and Catalan translators’ associations AELC, ACEC and ACE Traductores will organise a public event.
On 3 June, literary expert Laura Borràs will interview translators Martha Tennent and Francesc Parcerisas. about literary translation between Catalan and English. Music will be provided by Borja Penalba and admission is free. […]
Among numerous events relating to foreign authors and their translators, the programme features several items on the translation of fiction and children’s literature.
On Thursday 12 May, literary agent Andrew Nurnberg will give a talk about copyright and changes in attitudes of American and British copyright holders towards the Czech and Slovak book-markets over the last 20 years. […]
For the sixteenth consecutive year, the Turin International Book Fair is organising a number of activities of special interest to translators, under the title AutoreInvisibile.
From Thursday 12 May to Sunday 15 May 2015, translators, publishers and writers will participate in seminars and discussions on current issues in literary translation. Other topics for discussion will be the future of the profession, particularly with regard to independent publishing, children’s literature, new translations of the classics and translation editing. […]
This year’s book festival, which closed on Sunday 24 April at Millennáris, featured a hugely successful and varied programme from the Hungarian Literary Translators’ Association MEGY .
For the first time two auditorium talks were presented. Ádám Nádasdy, drawing a crowd as always, gave a presentation on translating the new Hungarian edition of Dante’s Divine Comedy. Mónika Mesterházi hosted the second panel discussion with translators of Hungarian texts into other languages. Éva A. Dobos, Ágnes Járfás and Ottilie Mulzet discussing their translations of Szilárd Borbély’s Hungarian novel Nincstelenek into Norwegian, French and English, respectively. […]
There was an excellent turnout at the Laboratorio Formentini in Milan on 16 February for talks by four young translators and two publishers, providing an introduction to the profession. Topics covered included how to get into the world of professional translation, the do’s and don’ts of introducing yourself to publishers, the importance of training courses, and how to write a good CV. […]
The Hungarian Association of Literary Translators is hosting its annual vocational weekend on 20-22 May 2016, in scenic Dobogókő, a popular hilltop tourist resort, 50 kilometers from Budapest. This literary translators’ weekend has been going for seven years, and brings together professionals and amateurs, beginners and veterans, and all who are interested in learning the secrets of the literary translator’s trade. […]
On 1-2 October 2016 the Macedonian Association of Translators (MATA) will organise its fourth international conference. This year’s conference, which will take place in Ohrid, and will focus on novelties in the translation and interpreting industry. Proposals for presentations on research as well as on the practice of (literary) translation and interpreting are welcome. […]
On 5-6 May a two-day conference will be held in Naples (Italy) on the topic of creativity in translation/interpretation and interpreter/translator training.
The conference will be organised by the Università Suor Orsola Benincasa (Naples, Italy) in collaboration with KU Leuven, Belgium, and the University of Western Brittany, Brest, France with the support of Assointerpreti and the Università di Salerno and the participation of Yıldız Technical University (Istanbul, Turkey). […]
On 3-4 December 2015 the University of Evry Val d’Essonne will organise an international colloquium on the untranslatable. […]
On 6 and 7 November, the international conference Jan Zábrana: Poet – Translator – Reader was held in Prague at the Department of Translation Studies, Faculty of Arts of Charles University.
The conference focused on three major areas of Zábrana’s work: his own poetry and fiction, his translations of modern English, American, Russian, French and Spanish literature, and finally his literary journalism in which he introduced the authors he valued highly (Jesenin, Pasternak, Mandelstam, Babel, Ferlinghetti, Plath, Stevens, Ginsberg, Parra and many others) to the public. The event sought to emphasize all three of these areas as necessary to our understanding of this genius who was stifled by the Communist era. […]