To coincide with International Translation Day, the author Mark Haddon and the translator and author Jennifer Croft have launched the #TranslatorsOnTheCover campaign, in collaboration with the UK Society of Authors, for translators to be routinely credited on book covers. […]
After a very strange 2020, things start going back to normal and, therefore translators’ associations all over Europe organise a variety of festive events to celebrate International Translation Day 2021. Do come and join us!
STING (Swansea Translation and Interpreting Group) hosted two successful international workshops on Computer-Assisted Literary Translation in 2019 and is now organising its first full-scale conference on the topic. Postponed from 2020, this will be an online event run over Zoom. […]
As every year, CEATL has the pleasure to invite you to the following events all throughout Europe. Come and celebrate with us! […]
CEATL has just held its Annual General Meeting in Norwich (May 9th-11th 2019). Forty delegates from twenty-six countries attended, and a new board was elected, comprising four former members and two new additions. […]
The British Centre for Literary Translation (BCLT) is hosting two free events marking what would have been the 75th birthday of its founder, W.G. Sebald, and coinciding with the exhibition “W.G. Sebald: Far Away – But From Where?”, which opens at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts on 11 May. […]
‘Warwick Translates’ is the first literary translation summer school to be held at the University of Warwick (UK). It offers the opportunity to translate texts across the literary genres into English, working with leading professional translators. […]
On 24 May 2017, the United Nations General Assembyl recognised 30 September as International Translation Day, to be celabrated every year across the entire UN network. Translators’ associations all over Europe organise a variety of festive events. To name a few: […]
The new Translators Association First Translation Prize has been won by the translator Bela Shayevich and her editor at Fitzcarraldo, Jacques Testard, for Second-Hand Time by Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich. The £2,000 prize was set up by translator Daniel Hahn with the Society of Authors and support from the British Council with his own 25,000€ winnings from the International Dublin literary award, which he won in 2017 with his translation A General Theory of Oblivion, a novel by José Eduardo Agualusa. […]
The British Centre for Literary Translation in partnership with Writers’ Centre Norwich will run an International Literary Translation & Creative Writing Summer School from 22-28 July 2018. The summer school, which will take place in Norwich, brings together writers and translators for an intensive, one-week, residential programme of hands-on translation and creative writing practice. […]
Founded by Daniel Hahn in 2010, the translation mentoring programme of Writer´s Centre Norwich aims to develop successive new cohorts of literary translators into English, particularly for languages whose literature is currently under-represented in English translation. […]
The Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) presents this prize to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the world of translation or interpreting over a long period. For French to English translator Ros Schwarz this has included the translation of over 70 titles from fiction, drama and children’s books to graphic albums, as well as a number of non-fiction works. […]
Applications are open for Summer School 2017, run by the British Centre for Literary Translation in partnership with Writers’ Centre Norwich. The Summer School (23-29 July 2017) will bring together writers and translators for an intensive, one-week, residential programme of hands-on translation and creative writing practice. The programme will include creative writing sessions designed for literary translators, as well as lectures and readings. […]
The £3000 Saif Ghobash Prize for Translation from the Arabic was won by Jonathan Wright for his translation The Bamboo Stalk by the Kuwaiti writer Saud Alsanousi.
The John Florio Prize of £2000 for Translation from the Italian went to Jamie McKendrick for his translation Archipelago by the Sardinian poet Antonella Anedda. […]
From 26 June until 1 July 2017, City, University of London, in conjunction with the Translators Association of the Society of Authors, will organise the fourth literary translation summer school, ‘Translate at City’.
The summer school offers the opportunity to translate texts across the literary genres into English, working with leading professional translators. Groups will be limited to a maximum of 15 students to allow for individual attention, and places will be allocated on a strictly ‘first come, first served’ basis. […]
To celebrate the life and work of the translator, poet and academic, Edwin Morgan, Creative Scotland is funding two free places on the six week Text and Context course at the Scottish Universities’ International Summer School to two professional translators with an interest in twentieth-century and contemporary Scottish writing. This fellowship will foster collaboration between translators with the aim of promoting Scottish Literature, in particular, to an international audience. […]
In the United Kingdom, fiction in translation now sells more copies than fiction originally written in English, according to research commissioned by the Man Booker International Prize. While only 3.5% of literary fiction published in 2015 was fiction in translation, these accounted for 7% of sales. Although the proportion of translated fiction was still found to be ‘extremely low’ at 1.5%, that 1.5% accounted for 5% of total fiction sales in 2015. […]
The Centre for Translation Studies at University College London will organise a summer school in audiovisual translation. This intensive course, which takes place from 4 to 29 July 2016, provides a theoretical framework for translators and researchers in the area of AVT as well as hands-on training with professional software and audiovisual material taken from different authentic contexts. […]
The 2016 Stephen Spender Prize for poetry in translation, run by the Stephen Spender Trust 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. […]
The translation prizes (administered by the SoA) were awarded at an event in February, at Europe House in London, followed by a discussion with A.L. Kennedy and Adam Mars-Jones. […]