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.51 Summer 2018

In Other Words issue 51

We celebrate Women in Translation Month (August) with:

  • Seventeen pleasures of translating with Lydia Davis (Read an extract here)
  • Translating feminism(s) with Tilted Axis founder Deborah Smith (listen to podcast)
  • An interview with Edith Grossman
  • And Other Stories on their year of publishing women

Plus news and reviews, including London Book Fair 2018.

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