In Other Words

The national journal for practising literary translators and for everyone interested in the craft of literary translation.

Regular features include translators at work, international perspectives, and the annual Sebald lecture. Each issue has a specific theme. The journal was founded by Peter Bush in 1992 and published by the British Centre for Literary Translation (BCLT), founded by W.G. Max Sebald at UEA.

In 2015 Writers’ Centre Norwich (now the National Centre for Writing) took responsibility for BCLT’s public programmes and as part of this, took over responsibility for publishing this prestigious magazine.

Here’s an interview with Samantha Schnee, co-editor of In Other Words:

In Other Words is published twice a year in July and January. Subscription rates are for two consecutive issues.

In Other Words is available free to all members of the Translators Association (Society of Authors). A copy will be posted to your membership address on publication.

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Issue No.52 Winter 2019

In Other Words, issue 52

Articles and interviews include:

  • A look at the barriers facing women with Margaret Carson
    Literary translation: a viable career? with Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp
    Review of the best 100 novels in translation by Boyd Tonkin
    Could Google translate Shakespeare? with Duncan Large

Plus news and reviews, including International Translation Day 2018.

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