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NTA Winner: An Invitation For Me to Think by Alexander Vvedensky, translated from the Russian by Eugene Ostashevsky & Matvei Yankelevich

ALTA is pleased to present the 2014 NTA award to Eugene Ostashevsky and Matvei Yankelevich for their exceptional work bringing the poetry of Alexander Vvedensky into English from the Russian Continue reading

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First-Timer Guide

by Allison M. Charette  Never been to an ALTA conference before? Don’t be scared! This is not your typical, gigantic, stuffy conference. Literary translators are an overwhelmingly nice group of people, and the atmosphere at our annual conference reflects that. … Continue reading

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CFP: The Translator: Competence, Credentials, Creativity

Cardiff University Postgraduate Conference, 27 May 2014 The Translator: Competence, Credentials, Creativity Keynote speaker: Professor Theo Hermans (UCL) ‘The translator’ lies at the heart of much research in translation studies and other disciplines and yet closer inspection reveals ‘the translator’ … Continue reading

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Links Round-Up Oct 7-11

Reviews Daniel Canty’s “Wigrum,” a novel of form, poses interesting challenges for the translator and reader http://ow.ly/24KsFx News & Readings The Syrian publishing industry is unsurprisingly another victim of the present war http://ow.ly/24Jvhx How can you tell when translation is … Continue reading

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Links Round-Up Sep 16-20

Readings & Reviews A “mimodrama” for your morning by Albert Camus in translation by Ryan Bloom http://ow.ly/236X5p A novella by Tahar Ben Jelloun translated from the French by Dr. Rita Nezami in this week’s New Yorker http://ow.ly/oUE0x Zang Di’s tribute to Seamus … Continue reading

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Links Round-Up Aug 26-Aug 30

Readings & Discussion Juliet Winters Carpenter’s translation of the Japanese folktale “The Bamboo Cutter” is beautifully illustrated here-don’t miss her interview http://ow.ly/21FF9a Lisa Carter offers good advice to those beginning a career in literary translation http://ow.ly/21Matp An amusing takedown of … Continue reading

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Links Roundup, August 12 – 16

Announcements Congratulations to all of the 2013 PEN Literary Award winners! http://ow.ly/nX07x Call for submissions: frankmatter journal. http://ow.ly/nURnp Celebrate ten years with Words Without Borders, October 29 in NYC. http://ow.ly/nUR0Q Submit your work to Isthmus, translations welcome. http://ow.ly/nSG24 “An oasis … Continue reading

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