Links Roundup, February 4 – 8


Call for Panels: ALTA 2013 Conference

The John Dryden Translation Competition is open to entrants.

Call for Proposals: Volume on Teaching Translation

Asymptote Journal needs your help, and they’re definitely a worthy cause.

Translators age 24 and younger can compete for the Rossica Young Translators Award 2013, deadline 3/10.

Congratulations to Anne Milano Appel, winner of the John Florio Prize for Italian Translation for Giovanni Arpino’s Scent of a Woman.

Anselm Hollo, poet, translator, and teacher, has passed away:

Still time to apply for Banff (deadline: February 15).

Announcing the 2013 ALTA Travel Fellowship Awards

“Literary translation is its own art form,” announcing a translation workshop in Paris.




Eduardo Halfon is “a writer to behold.” Anderson Tepper on The Polish Boxer.

Will Eells reviews Persona: A Biography of Yukio Mishima, by Naoki Inose and Hiroaki Sato (tr. Hiroaki Sato).

Kirill Medvedev “feels much more at home in this very agile English translation,” says reviewer Christopher Tauchen.

“Zakhar Prilepin is one hell of a writer,” Will Evans reviews “Sin” (tr. Simon Patterson & Nina Chordas).

“The translation by Anne Milano Appel is sublime,” The Guardian talks “Blindly” by Claudio Magris.



Readings & Discussions

“An alert and resourceful translator can sometimes come up with the goods.”

Translator Eric Dickens is one of the people responsible for introducing Estonian writers to the wider world:

International Graphic Novels: Volume VII, in Words Without Borders’ February issue.

“It’s time to acknowledge translators – the underpaid and unsung heroes”

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