Emerging Literary Translators Showcase 2021
Join us to celebrate ten years of the Emerging Literary Translators Mentorship programme, championing new literary translators into English, and experience fresh work from the finest new literary translators working today.
Established in 2010 by Daniel Hahn, the Emerging Literary Translators programme aims to develop successive new cohorts of literary translators into English, particularly for languages whose literature is currently under-represented in English translation. Since its inception the programme has supported 97 mentees working in 33 languages, including International Book Prize long-and-shortlistees Nicky Smalley and Sophie Hughes.
Meet our talented 2021 graduates. Fresh from six months’ mentoring, they offer you short introductions and readings from their translation projects.
Sharon E. Rhodes (Danish to English) – mentored by Paul Russell Garrett
Georgia Wall (Italian to English) – mentored by Howard Curtis
Clare Richards (Korean to English) – mentored by Anton Hur
Alice Fletcher (Norwegian to English) – mentored by Kari Dickson
Konrad Zielinski (Polish to English) – mentored by Antonia Lloyd-Jones
Reuben Woolley (Russian to English) – mentored by Robert Chandler
Rosie Eyre (Swiss French to English) – mentored by Sarah Ardizzone
Anam Zafar (Arabic to English) – mentored by Meena Kandasamy
Jesse Kirkwood (Japanese to English) – mentored by Polly Barton
Engage with our literary translators via live chat during the showcase premiere and follow along with the readings by downloading a digital copy of the Emerging Literary Translators Anthology 2021 here.
Hard copies of the anthology can be purchased online for free (p&p applies). Buy here
Register in advance and receive a streaming link on the day.
Supported by Arts Council England, The Danish Arts Foundation, The Harvill Secker Young Translators Prize, The Literary Translation Institute of Korea, The Polish Cultural Institute, The Royal Norwegian Embassy, NORLA, The Russian Institute for Literary Translation, The Italian Cultural Institute, Pro-Helvetia and the Tadashi Yanai Initiative for Globalizing Japanese Humanities at UCLA and Waseda University.