Arvon Literary Translation Residential Course: A Writer’s Instinct

As part of its annual programme of residential writing courses, Arvon is offering a week focussing on literary translation at its Lumb Bank centre in the Pennines.

Literary translators write the world’s books for new readers. But how? To be a translator you need to be the closest of readers in one language, and the most accomplished and versatile of writers in another. You need rich cultural understanding, detailed literary sensitivity and a writer’s instinct, as you strive to create a new piece of English writing that is identical to the original – apart from all the words. It is perhaps the simplest kind of writing, perhaps the most complex. This course will examine the skills needed to make a great translation, and a great translator.

The course tutors are Daniel Hahn, Maureen Freely and Stefan Tobler.

Dates: Nov 07th – Nov 12th 2016
Location: Lumb Bank

Single room price: £750
Shared room price: £700

For more information visit the Arvon website.

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