StradeLab (http://www NULL.traduttoristrade NULL.it/stradelab/), a cultural association linked with SLC-Strade, is organising ‘Laboratorio Nordico – Translating the North’, the first peer-to-peer seminar for literary translators from Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish into Italian. The seminar is funded by the Danish Arts Foundation (https://www NULL.kunst NULL.dk/english/danish-arts-foundation/), Icelandic Literature Center (http://www NULL.islit NULL.is/en), Norla (https://norla NULL.no/en/pages) and the Swedish Arts Council (http://www NULL.kulturradet NULL.se/en/In-English/). →
The Icelandic Literature Center and The Writers’ Union of Iceland offer residency grants (http://www NULL.islit NULL.is/en/grants/) for translators of Icelandic literature. Successful applicants will be granted residencies of two to four weeks in Gunnarshús (the writers’ residence in Reykjavík) in 2018, except for June-August.
The grant includes travel expenses, housing and a sum of ISK 30.000 per week – to cover living expenses during the stay. →
The Icelandic Literature Center (Miðstöð íslenskra bókmennta) has a fund available to foreign publishers wishing to publish a work translated from Icelandic. Applications for support can only be made after the applicant has acquired the rights to the work and signed a contract with the translator. The Icelandic Literature Center cannot grant support to a translation published before the deadline for which the application is submitted. →
On International Translation Day, the Icelandic association of translators and interpreters (http://www NULL.thot NULL.is/) baked Chinese-style ‘fortune-cookies’, filled them with quotations from various translations – all kinds, classics, pulp-fiction, children’s books, poetry etc. – and served them to the guests at their translation symposium. The quotations were necessarily short (3 lines max), but the cakes were a huge success. →