Archive for December 2016

New Fellowship to Promote Diversity at University of Iowa

Those of you who’ve been reading this blog for a while are no doubt used to my periodic handwringing over the fact that Translationworld is just so darn white, to such an extent that it might make you wonder whether the translation community is somehow inhospitable to translators of color. (I’m speaking primarily, of course, of Read More →

Translation on Tap in NYC, Dec. 16 – 30, 2016

The time of year traditional for hibernation seems to have arrived, but not without one last translation event to finish off the season! Check it out (seriously, haven’t you had enough mistletoe yet?), and then maybe it’s time for a nice bear nap until the new year.

Saturday, Dec. 17:

Harlequin Creature Issue 9 launch party: Translators Elisa Wouk Almino, Ellen Elias-Bursac, Meghan Forbes, María José Giménez, and Anne Posten will be reading work from the new HC issue guest-edited by Posten along with Kristin Dickinson and Emily Goedde. More information here. Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, 141 Front St., Brooklyn, 7:00 p.m. 

PEN Translation Awards: 2017 Longlists Announced

This week PEN America (the institution formerly known as the PEN American Center) announced the longlists for the PEN Translation Prize (for a book-length translation of prose, judged this year by Jennifer Grotz, Kyoo Lee, and Rowan Ricardo Phillips) and the PEN Poetry in Translation Award (judged by Mara Faye Lethem, Jeremy Tiang, Elizabeth Lowe, Annie Tucker, and Dennis Washburn). The shortlists will be announced on Jan. 18, and the winners on Feb. 22. Have you got holiday shopping to do? How about a lovely translated book hand-selected by these expert judges for your enjoyment? Or maybe you just need a break from the horrific specter of (political) life in the United States. Again, international literature is your best friend. Check out these beautiful lists: Read More →


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