Translate in the City at City University London

Translate in the City is the first literary translation summer school to be held at City University London. It offers the opportunity to translate texts across the literary genres into English, working with leading professional translators. Groups will be limited to a maximum of 20 students to allow for individual attention, and places will be allocated on a strictly “first come, first served” basis.

The course will be taught in an all-day workshop environment using a variety of texts including non-fiction (essays, journalism, academic) and fiction (poetry, fantasy, children’s literature and crime writing etc.) There will be plenty of opportunities for networking with publishers, agents, university staff and one another. Daily evening events will be scheduled including a keynote lecture, talks given by experts in the literary translation field, social networking event etc.

For the second year, City is proud to collaborate with And Other Stories on a translation competition organised during the Translate in the City Summer School. Students will be offered the opportunity to translate a sample from a novel with a chance to have their winning sample taken further and to publish their first translation with the publishing house. The competition is open to most languages.

Bookings are now open.

The cost of £480 includes all tuition on the course and light refreshments twice a day, as well as a sandwich lunch. Accommodation is however not included, please refer to the Accommodation page for details of suitable reasonably priced accommodation near the University.

10 bursaries of £100 each are offered to applicants across all languages. These will be awarded at the sole discretion of the SS15 directors. Please write to explaining the circumstances you believe make it imperative for you to receive a bursary towards your course fees. The deadline for bursary applications is 31st May.

This year, BooksinItaly will sponsor an extra 5 bursaries of £100 for participants working from Italian. For more information, click here.

A discount of 20% is offered to all City University London students.

Polish – Antonia Lloyd-Jones
Portuguese – Margaret Jull Costa OBE
Chinese – Nicky Harman
Russian – Robert Chandler
Japanese – Angus Turvill
Spanish – Nick Caistor
French – Ros Schwartz (who is also Co-Director of Translate in the City)
Italian – Howard Curtis
German – Ruth Urbom
Amanda Hopkinson – Co-Director Translate in the City

For more information go to Translate in the City.

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