Mentorship Alumni

20/21 Mentorships

The winners of the 2020/21 Emerging Translator Mentorship Programme were:

  • Danish – Sharon Rhodes, mentored by Paul Russell Garrett
  • Italian – Georgia Wall, mentored by Howard Curtis
  • Korean – Clare Richards, mentored by JB Anton Hur
  • Norwegian – Alice Fletcher, mentored by Kari Dickson
  • Polish – Konrad Zielinski, mentored by Antonia Lloyd-Jones
  • Russian – Reuben Woolley mentored by Robert Chandler
  • Swiss French – Rosie Eyre, mentored by Sarah Ardizzone
  • Visible Communities Mentorship – Anam Zafar, mentored by Meena Kandasamy
  • Japanese – Jesse Kirkwood, mentored by Polly Barton

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2019/20 Mentorships

The winners of the 2019/20 Emerging Translator Mentorship Programme were:

  • Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize: French – Anna Leader. Mentor: Sarah Ardizzone
  • Korean – Rachel Min Park. Mentor: Deborah Smith
  • Norwegian – Megan Turney. Mentor: Kari Dickson
  • Polish – Marek Maj. Mentor: Antonia Lloyd-Jones
  • Russian – Siân Valvis. Mentor: Robert Chandler
  • Swiss Italian – Elena Pala. Mentor: Howard Curtis
  • Tilted Axis Mentorship for a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic literary translator – Yan Chen (Chinese). Mentor: Jeremy Tiang

Download the Emerging Literary Translators 2020 anthology here


2018/19 Mentorships

The winners of the 2018/19 Emerging Translator Mentorship Programme were:

    • Bengali – Subha Prasad Sanyal. Mentor: Arunava Sinha
    • Indonesian – Mikael Johani. Mentor: Pamela Allen
    • Korean – Mattho Mandersloot. Mentor: Deborah Smith
    • Lithuanian – Kotryna Garanasvili. Mentor: Daniel Hahn
    • Norwegian – Rachel Rankin. Mentor: Don Bartlett
    • Polish – Kate Webster. Mentor: Antonia Lloyd-Jones
    • Swedish – Andy Turner. Mentor: Sarah Death
    • Titled Axis Mentorship – Hindi – Kavita Bhanot. Mentor: Jeremy Tiang

Download the 2019 Emerging Literary Translators Anthology here


2017/18 Mentorships

The winners of the 2017/18 Emerging Translator Mentorship Programme were:

  • Arabic – Mona Kareem (Brooklyn). Mentor: Paul Starkey.
  • Catalan – Iain Robinson (Barcelona). Mentor: Peter Bush.
  • Greek – Joshua Barley (Athens). Mentor: David Connolly.
  • Korean [funded by the Literary Translation Institute of Korea] – Erica Chung (Brooklyn). Mentor: Deborah Smith.
  • Latin American Spanish – Ellen Jones (London). Mentor: Samantha Schnee.
  • Latvian [funded by Latvian Literature] – Mārta Ziemelis (Toronto). Mentor: Daniel Hahn.
  • Lithuanian [funded by the Lithuanian Culture Institute] – Erika Lastovskyte (Oxford). Mentor: Shaun Whiteside.
  • Malayalam – Aswathy Senan (Delhi). Mentor: J Devika.
  • Norwegian 1 [2 x funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy] – Bruce Thomson (Norfolk). Mentor: Don Bartlett.
  • Norwegian 2 – Alison McCullough (Stavanger). Mentor: Kari Dickson.
  • Polish [funded by the Polish Cultural Institute] – Zosia Krasodomska-Jones (Cambridge). Mentor: Antonia Lloyd-Jones.
  • Tamil – Suchitra Ramachandran (Basel). Mentors: Subashree Krishnaswamy and Dilip Kumar.

2016/17 Mentorships

The winners of the 2017/18 Emerging Translator Mentorship Programme were announced at the British Library on Friday 30 September as part of International Translation Day:

  • Arabic – Francisca McNeill. Mentor: Paul Starkey.
  • Bengali – Somrita Ganguly. Mentor: Arunava Sinha.
  • Catalan – Jennifer Arnold. Mentor: Peter Bush.
  • Finland Swedish – Kate Lambert. Mentor: Sarah Death.
  • Hindi – Agnel Joseph. Mentor: Jason Grunebaum.
  • Norwegian [in conjunction with the Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize) – Marta Eidsvåg. Mentor: Don Bartlett.
  • Polish – Scotia Gilroy. Mentor: Antonia Lloyd-Jones.
  • Russian Drama – Yelena Karl. Mentor: Sasha Dugdale.

Below you can read the results of their work together.