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Translator in Residence

Applications are now open for 2020 residential translation bursaries. Click here for more information.

Every year Literature Ireland, in co-operation with the Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation, hosts a literary translator on a residential bursary in Dublin. The bursary is awarded to a practising literary translator of established track record who is working on a translation of a work of contemporary Irish literature. Applicants for this bursary must provide proof that they hold a publishing contract for the work in question.

We are delighted to announce that in 2020 Literature Ireland and the Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation, Trinity College Dublin, will award two residential bursaries for German-language literary translators of eight weeks' duration. Each bursary will be awarded to a practising literary translator who is working on the translation of a work of contemporary Irish literature.

Travel and living expenses are covered by Literature Ireland, while accommodation and work space are provided by the Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation, Trinity College Dublin. The successful applicants will be asked to work closely with students on the MPhil in Literary Translation (1–2 contact hours per week), to assist in the organisation of public workshops/talks, and to hold one event near the end of their stay, focusing on their translation work.

The first eight-week bursary will run from mid-January to mid-March, and the second will be from April to May 2020. Applicants must provide proof that they hold a publishing contract for the translation of a work of contemporary Irish literature into German. Applications should include an outline project proposal, current curriculum vitae and two references (including one from a publishing house located in a German-speaking country. Where possible, a sample of the translation-in-progress (approximately 1,000 words of the source text, plus a draft translation) should be submitted in support of the application.

Applications should be submitted to info@literatureireland by 29 November 2020.

Previous translators-in-residence at the Centre are:

Year

Country

Translator-in-Residence

2010 - 2011 Russian Federation Vladimir Babkov
2011 - 2012 China Jian Lu (Jenny Lu)
Jianing Zhou
2012 - 2013 Brazil Guilherme da Silva Braga

2013 - 2014

China

Huiyi Bao

2014 - 2015

Turkey

Fuat Sevimay

2015 - 2016

Argentina

Matías Battistón

2017 Brazil Débora Landsberg (interview)
2018 China Yiming Jin
2019 Japan

Prof. Hiroko Mikami

2019 - 2020 Europe (German language) to be announced - closing date for applications 29.11.2019

 

"I was a Translator in Residence at the Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation for two and a half weeks in May 2017. It was a great experience, the accommodation was satisfactory and the budget provided was more than enough to tour Dublin and Ireland, which is what I predominantly did. Basically, you get a free rein, so you can either travel, make new friends and connections, or even work on your translations, since you get time to relax at Tyrone Guthrie Centre in the Irish countryside. All in all, the good people at Literature Ireland and the Centre do their best to make your stay enjoyable as possible."

Stefan Pajović (Summer 2017)

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