Applications now open Our translation mentoring programme aims to develop new cohorts of literary translators into English, and is open to translators who have published no more than one full-length work of translation in English. We particularly welcome applications for all mentorships from those groups which are currently under-represented in the literary translation community. Mentees receive six months of mentoring, a £500 bursary, a residential weekend* and access to industry events.
This year, we are offering the following mentorships:
Italian – Mentored by Howard Curtis
Japanese – Mentored by Juliet Winters Carpenter
Korean – Mentored by Anton Hur
Latvian – Mentored by Kaija Straumanis
Norwegian – Mentored by Kari Dickson
Polish – Mentored by Antonia Lloyd-Jones
Russian – Mentored by Oliver Ready
Swiss German – Mentored by Jamie Lee Searle
2 x Visible Communities mentorships – Mentored by Meena Kandasamy and Sawad Hussain
Two mentorships, one for a UK-based Black or Brown literary translator and one for a UK-based literary translator from the diaspora, heritage or community languages of the UK.
British Centre for Literary Translation and British Council mentorship – Mentored by Canan Marasligil
For a literary translator currently resident in a country on the OECD list of countries qualifying for Official Development Assistance, or who has been resident in their destination country for 12 months or fewer. In addition, we are offering two runners-up in this category the chance to receive two mentoring sessions each with mentor Ros Schwartz.
Application Deadline: 11.59pm (BST), Tuesday 31 August 2021