Translators at Turin International Book Fair (12-15 May 2016)

Translators at Turin International Book Fair (12-15 May 2016)

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. […]

Call for applications: Workshop on Italian literary language for translators (17-19 July 2016, Fosdinovo Castle, Tuscany, Italy)

Call for applications: Workshop on Italian literary language for translators (17-19 July 2016, Fosdinovo Castle, Tuscany, Italy)

From 17 to 19 July 2016 the Castello Malaspina in Fosdinovo, Tuscany, will host the fourth annual workshop for literary translators.

The three-day workshop offers 40 translators (divided in 2 groups) the opportunity to tackle specific problems of Italian literary language and to discuss current trends. Above all, the workshop aims to be a centre for encounters, inspiration and the exchange of ideas. […]

‘Oltre i primi passi’ – Young translators about their profession in Milan

‘Oltre i primi passi’ – Young translators about their profession in Milan

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. […]

Call for papers: Creativity in Translation/Interpretation and Interpreter/Translator Training (deadline: 15 December 2015)

Call for papers: Creativity in Translation/Interpretation and Interpreter/Translator Training (deadline: 15 December 2015)

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). […]

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. […]

Opening of venue for translators and others in publishing (Milan, 21 September 2015)

Opening of venue for translators and others in publishing (Milan, 21 September 2015)

On Monday 21 September 2015 at 6:30 p.m., a new space dedicated to the publishing world will be officially opened in the heart of Milan. Laboratorio Formentini (Via Marco Formentini 10, Milan) is a place where all who are involved in the book industry will have a chance to meet and organise public events. As both STradE (Sindacato Traduttori Editoriali) and AITI (Associazione Italiana Traduttori e Interpreti) are partners in the project, translators will be able to work and meet daily on the premises and also organise courses, seminars, workshops and public events on translation. […]

New award for stimulating translation between the north and the south of the Mediterranean

New award for stimulating translation between the north and the south of the Mediterranean

With the aim of contributing to strengthening translation movement between the countries on the north shore and those on the south shore of the Mediterranean, the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain), King Abdulaziz Foundation for Human Sciences and Islamic Studies (Casablanca, Morocco), ‘MED 21 Programme – Network Awards for promotion of Excellence and Cooperation in the Mediterranean’, the School of Translators of Toledo (Spain), and the City Council of Cremona (Italy) have agreed to create a translation award entitled the Gerardo de Cremona Award for the Promotion of Translation in the Mediterranean. [,…]

Literary translation workshops for professional translators from English, French, German and Russian into Italian (Fosdinovo, 19-21 July 2015)

Literary translation workshops for professional translators from English, French, German and Russian into Italian (Fosdinovo, 19-21 July 2015)

From 19-21 July 2015 the third event in the ‘Traduttori in Movimento’ series will take place in Fosdinovo Castle in Italy. The programme offers workshops for translators from English, French, German and Russian into Italian. […]

Translators from Italian into another language may also participate as observers. […]

Guide book of grants for translation of fiction and non-fiction now available

Guide book of grants for translation of fiction and non-fiction now available

BooksinItaly, a portal on Italian publishing, has launched a new initiative: Premi e incentivi alle traduzioni 2015.

This guide book, edited by the Italian Publishers’ Association and the magazine Il Giornale della Libreria, presents a complete overview of grants offered by 29 European (and 11 non-European) institutions for the translation of fiction and non-fiction. […]

Translation slam with Clarissa Botsford and Frederika Randall on text by Giuseppe Lupo (Marsilio) (Milan, 5 June 2015)

Translation slam with Clarissa Botsford and Frederika Randall on text by Giuseppe Lupo (Marsilio) (Milan, 5 June 2015)

On the occasion of the annual assembly of CEATL, the Italian translators associations AITI and STradE will organise a translation slam from Italian to English based on an unpublished text by Giuseppe Lupo (Marsilio). Contenders in this public event will be Clarissa Botsford and Frederika Randall, moderated by translator and CEATL board member Shaun Whiteside. […]

AutoreInvisibile: program on translation at Turin International Book Fair (14-17 May 2015)

AutoreInvisibile: program on translation at Turin International Book Fair (14-17 May 2015)

For the 15th consecutive year, the Turin International Book Fair is organising a number of activities of special interest to translators under the title of AutoreInvisibile.

From Thursday 14 May to Sunday 17 May 2015, translators, publishers and writers will participate in seminars and discussions to analyse present issues and the future outlook for the literary translation professions, including the significant changes taking place in the publishing industry since the advent of digital technology, new translations of classic books and translations editing. […]

Italian Ministry of Foreign affairs launches open call (deadline: 31 March 2015)

Italian Ministry of Foreign affairs launches open call (deadline: 31 March 2015)

Underlining the importance of the diffusion of Italian books throughout the world to promote Italian culture, Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched a call for initiatives that contribute to the diffusion of Italian books abroad. Among the subventions of the ministry are translation grants to international publishers who publish Italian-language works of contemporary literature, literature for children and young people, important academic titles, and non-fiction works. […]

New online database for translators of Italian literature

New online database for translators of Italian literature

BooksinItaly is the first website for the promotion worldwide of Italian publishing, language and culture. The website, available in Italian and English, is intended for Italian and foreign publishers, literary agents, translators, Italianists, Italian Cultural Institutes and Italians abroad and offers book reports accompanied by translated samples. It also includes analyses, interviews and news about the latest releases and the main protagonists of the Italian publishing industry, as well as information on grants and translation prizes. […]

Award for Seminar on translating Swedish children’s literature into Italian

Award for Seminar on translating Swedish children’s literature into Italian

On 11 December 2014, at the traditional Saint Lucy dinner, the Italian-Swedish Chamber of Commerce Assosvezia, together with the Swedish Embassy and the group for the promotion of Sweden, awarded the prize ‘Promoter of Sweden of the year 2014’ to the Seminar on translating Swedish children’s literature into Italian, delivered by Laura Cangemi, Maria Cristina Lombardi and Katia De Marco. […]