Two residencies for literary translators available in Rarogne, Switzerland (Deadline: 31 May 2016)

Two residencies for literary translators available in Rarogne, Switzerland  (Deadline: 31 May 2016)

The Cultural Department of the Canton of Valais in Switzerland has two residencies available in Rarogne for professional literary translators from Switzerland or elsewhere. During the residency the translator will work on a literary text written by an author from Valais or the Alpine arc, or a text that is related thematically to the Alps. The original text or translation has to be written in one of Switzerland’s four national languages. During their three-month stay, either in the period April-June or October-December 2017, the beneficiaries will each receive a grant of 1500 Swiss Francs per month. […]

Tenth anniversary of Translation House Looren marked with literature and music

Tenth anniversary of Translation House Looren marked with literature and music

Since 2005, Translation House Looren in Switzerland has been hosting literary translators, organising workshops in literary translation, and providing readings for the general public.

To mark its 10th anniversary, actors Claudia Carigiet and Jürg Kienberger have created a multilingual literary and musical program entitled Teufelsbrücken (‘Devil’s Bridges’). The programme will have its premiere on 5 September in Looren, and will then tour Switzerland until 17 December 2015. […]

Call for applications: Workshop for translators of German children’s and young people’s literature (23-28 August 2015, Hamburg)

Call for applications: Workshop for translators of German children’s and young people’s literature (23-28 August 2015, Hamburg)

From 23 to 28 August 2015 the Robert Bosch Foundation and Arbeitskreis für Jugendliteratur e.V. (Working Group for Youth Literature e.V) will host the sixth annual workshop on the translation of German literature for children and young people entitled ‘Kein kinderspiel!’

The five-day workshop offers 15 translators the opportunity to tackle specific problems of the genre and discuss current trends. Participants will have the chance to meet authors, critics and publishing representatives, and learn about opportunities for promotion and for improving existing networks. Above all, the workshop aims to be a centre for encounters, inspiration and exchange of ideas. […]