BCLT Mentoring Programme
First Lines #2
First Lines #2: New Translations by New Translators is now available.
This free anthology celebrates the successful completion of our 2013 mentoring programme for emerging talent in literary translation.
First Lines #2 includes excerpts from translations from from fifteen different languages ranging from Tamil to Turkish, on subjects as diverse as trial by fire to swimming the River Dee.
A limited number of copies are still available of First Lines #1, an anthology of work from the 2012 Mentorship scheme. Contact us if you would like a copy.
mentored by Paul Starkey
mentored by Nicky Harman
Paul Russell Garrett
mentored by Barbara Haveland
mentored by David Colmer
mentored by Howard Curtis
mentored by David Connolly
mentored by Michael Emmerich
mentored by Don Bartlett
mentored by Antonia Lloyd-Jones
mentored by Margaret Jull Costa
mentored by Robert Chandler
mentored by Sarah Death
mentored by Lakshmi Holmstrom
Turkish – prose
mentored by Maureen Freely
Turkish – poetry
mentored by Sasha Dugdale
mentored by Tony Bianchi
About the Mentoring Programme
The BCLT Mentoring Programme in association with the Translators Association offers opportunities to emerging translators who are just beginning a career in literary translation.
Launched in 2010, the scheme has already produced fourteen mentorship ‘graduates’ in languages ranging from Catalan to Polish. Mentors and mentees work together in a combination of face to face meetings and also through online communication such as email or Skype.
Our Mentorship Programme Co-ordinator, Sarah Bower, writes more about the scheme in Issue 38 of In Other Words
The BCLT Mentorship Programme is supported by
Anglo-Swedish Literary Foundation
Brazil National Library
The British Council
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Dutch Foundation for Literature
The Nippon Foundation
Mikhail Prokhorov Fund
Polish Cultural Institute
Danish Arts Council
Translators House Wales
Wales Literature Exchange
2014 Mentoring Programme
Details of our 2014 Mentoring Programme will be announced in autumn 2013.
Information about translation prizes, grants, residencies and other professional development opportunities find out more
Apply now for the 2013 Summer School find out more