This year Writers’ Centre Norwich has taken over the incredibly successful Emerging Translator Mentorship scheme from the BCLT. Experienced translators are matched with emerging translators for a six-month period of structured mentorship during which they work together on practical translation projects. Participants will also receive:
· A £500 bursary and reasonable travel expenses
· Access to industry events such as International Translation Day and London Book Fair through showcase events.
The Emerging Translator Mentorships have a positive track record of guiding emerging translators towards their first commercial publication.
We are seeking emerging translators in the following languages to work with our established mentors (including several members of ALTA!):
· Arabic (mentor: Paul Starkey)
· Bengali (mentor: Arunava Sinha)
· Catalan (mentor: Peter Bush)
· Hindi (mentor: Jason Grunebaum)
· Finland Swedish (mentor: Sarah Death)
· Norwegian – in conjunction with the Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize* (mentor: Don Bartlett)
· Polish (mentor: Antonia Lloyd-Jones)
· Russian – poetry and drama (mentor: Sasha Dugdale)
Full details and guidance on how to apply are here.
The deadline for receipt of entries is Friday 30 July.