Latest from Ireland: Literary correspondent receives award from translators and publishing house receives major funding for translations

Latest from Ireland: Literary correspondent receives award from translators and publishing house receives major funding for translations

The Irish Translators’ and Interpreters’ Association (ITIA (http://www NULL.translatorsassociation NULL.ie/)) awarded honorary membership to Eileen Battersby (http://www NULL.irishtimes NULL.com/profile/eileen-battersby-7 NULL.1010655), literary correspondent of the Irish Times, at the Irish Writers’ Centre on Friday 2 December. Ms Battersby was recognised for her championing of fiction in translation, raising awareness of translated novels and of translation in general, which plays such an important role in ensuring access to literature in other languages.

Stephen Spender Prize open for entries

Stephen Spender Prize open for entries

The 2016 Stephen Spender Prize for poetry in translation, run by the Stephen Spender Trust (http://www NULL.stephen-spender NULL.org/index NULL.html) in association with the Guardian newspaper, is now open for entries from UK or Irish residents. There are three categories: open (adults over the age of 18), 14-18 under-14s.

Literature Across Frontiers publishes statistical report on literary translations in the United Kingdom and Ireland

Literature Across Frontiers publishes statistical report on literary translations in the United Kingdom and Ireland

On 13 April Literature Across Frontiers presented a new statistical report on the publishing of literary translations in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The report, prepared by Alexandra Büchler and Giulia Trentacosti, provides data on the market of literary translation published between 1990 and 2012. Thus, the report aims to answers such questions as: How many translations are published in English and how accurate is the oft-quoted figure of 3%?

LAF report on translation statistics in the UK and Ireland

New research from Literature Across Frontiers – Publishing Data and Statistics on Translated Literature in the United Kingdom and Ireland (http://lit-across-frontiers NULL.us2 NULL.list-manage NULL.com/track/click?u=0c953e8f885c8435d90e1ba74&id=f482e0ff55&e=b6138831dd) – reveals the first ever accurate figures for the number of translated titles published in the British Isles and recommends a mechanism to collect further data.

Translator Frank Wynne to be honoured at Irish International Translation Day (29 September 2012, Dublin)

The Irish Translators’ and Interpreters’ Association (ITIA) will mark International Translation Day with a special evening event on 29 September 2012, free and open to all, to celebrate the achievements of Frank Wynne, widely acclaimed for his translations to English of such French-language authors as Frédéric Beigbeder, Ahmahou Kourouma and Claude Lanzman.