This is the week – translators everywhere are packing their bags and preparing to head to Milwaukee for the 2014 conference of the American Literary Translators Association. It looks to be a splendid iteration of the conference, with a keynote on Saturday morning by poet/essayist/translator Christopher Merrill and, as part of the opening reception on Wednesday evening, the launch event for a very special anthology: The Man Between: Michael Henry Heim & A Life in Translation, to which many ALTA members contributed. As always there’ll be a reading of work by the six ALTA Fellows, and this year there’ll also be a reading from the works that have been named finalists for the National Translation Award. There’ll be some offsite readings too, and, for the first time ever, the chance to “speed-date” an editor at the conference. The full conference program is now online, have a look! I’ll be there, so if you see me, say hello.