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’.

On 30 September, in Copenhagen, a whole day of talks, workshops, debates and a translators’ fair will take place under the heading ‘Language diversity is a strength!’ This second event brings together translators from a broad spectrum of fields and genres and has become a tradition and a celebration of the art and craft of translation.

What language do you eat? (Milan, 30 September 2015)

What language do you eat? (Milan, 30 September 2015)

Greece, Israel and Denmark will meet in Milan on 30 September 2015. Andrea Di Gregorio, Raffaella Scardi and Eva Valvo, literary translators working into Italian from Greek, Hebrew and Danish respectively, will discuss their professional and practical experiences around food and translation with experts on the three national cuisenes.

A delegation of students from Istituto alberghiero Ballerini (Seregno) will be there to listen together with their teachers, who will afterwards help them prepare some dishes that will be presented and tasted during BookCity Scuole in October.

Danish Association initiates online encyclopedia of literary translators

Had it not been for translators and their work, much of the world’s most important literature would only have been accessible to readers with specialized skills in foreign languages. Furthermore, without translations and the people who wrote them, a country would have been deprived of the contrasts, reflections and inspirations from other literatures that are so essential to the life and spirit of its national literature.