The American Literary Translators Association gives out 5 or 6 $1000 fellowships to emerging translators each year attend the annual conference (to be held this year in Oakland, CA Oct. 6 – 9, details here). ALTA Fellows present their work in a festive reading the first evening (Thursday) of the conference – it’s great exposure (everyone goes), and they have many other opportunities in the course of the conference to connect with established translators who share their language areas and interests. This year’s slate of fellows has just been announced:
- Bruna Dantas Lobato (Brazilian Portuguese) – picked for the new Peter K. Jansen Memorial Travel Fellowship
- Monika Cassel (German)
- Nicholas Glastonbury (Turkish)
- Haider Shahbaz (Urdu)
- Kelsi Vanada, 2016 ALTA Travel Fellow (Spanish)
Visit the ALTA website for full profiles of each of the 2016 Fellows and information about the conference. Congratulations, Bruna, Monika, Nicholas, Haider, and Kelsi – see you in Oakland!