BCLT Online Advanced German-English Translation Workshop with Katy Derbyshire and Cian McCourt

This 3-day advanced German-English literary translation workshop (8th-10th November 2022, ONLINE) in partnership with the National Centre for Writing, Arts Council England, Goethe-Institut London and New Books in German is designed to give published German-English literary translators the opportunity to develop their skills further alongside their peers, as well as experts in the field.

To apply you must:

  • be fluent in German and English
  • have published at least one full-length prose fiction or literary non-fiction German-English translation.

Those translators selected will spend 3 days working as a group with German-English literary translator Katy Derbyshire and experienced editor Cian McCourt (Verso Books).

Sessions across the 3 days will include literary translation workshops, plenary sessions and social/networking events.

Download and complete the application form and personal details form and email them as PDF documents to bclt@uea.ac.uk by Monday 5th September 2022.

More information here.

Advanced German Workshop Application Form

Advanced German Workshop Personal Details Form

Katy Derbyshire

Katy Derbyshire is a London-born literary translator who has lived in Berlin for many years. She translates contemporary German writers including Sandra Hoffmann, Selim Özdoğan (with Ayça Türkoğlu) and Olga Grjasnowa. Her translation of Clemens Meyer’s Bricks and Mortar was nominated for the Booker International Prize and won her the Straelen Translation Prize. Katy is publisher at V&Q Books and co-host of Berlin’s Dead Ladies Show. She has led translation workshops in New York, New Delhi and Norwich as well as London, Leipzig and Warwick.

Photo credit: Anja Pietsch

Cian McCourt

Cian McCourt is from Dundalk in Ireland and lives in London. He’s an editor at Verso Books, where he publishes his titles in both the UK and US markets. His list of authors, which includes Vigdis Hjorth, Jenny Hval, Stephanie LaCava and Izumi Suzuki, have been listed for various awards, including the National Book Award and the Booker International Prize.

You can watch some of the plenary sessions from our inaugural Advanced Translation workshop in November 2021 (Catalan-English) on the BCLT YouTube channel

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