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Emerging Translator Mentorship Programme 2015

The programme is intended for Anglophone literary translators with promise rather than experience, who are at a stage in their professional careers when they would benefit from the opportunity to work closely with an experienced mentor over a six month period.

In 2016 the Mentorship Programme will be delivered by Writers’ Centre Norwich.

Mentorships 2015:

Danish

Mentee: Caroline Waight
Mentor: Martin Aitken

Dutch

Mentee: David Doherty
Mentor: David Colmer

Finnish

Mentee: Kate Lambert 
Mentor: Ruth Urbom

German

Mentee: Eleanor Collins  
Mentor: Shaun Whiteside
(Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize 2014))

Latvian

Mentee: Jayde Will
Mentor: Ieva Lesinska

Norwegian

Mentee: Nancy Langfeldt
Mentor: Don Bartlett

Polish

Mentee: Tul’si Bhambry
Mentor: Antonia Lloyd-Jones

Portuguese

Mentee: Annie McDermott
Mentor: Margaret Jull Costa

Russian

Mentee: Alexandra Fleming
Mentor: Robert Chandler

Swedish

Mentee: Nichola Smalley
Mentor: Sarah Death

Non-language specific: Poetry

Mentee: Jessica Rainey
Mentor: Sasha Dugdale

Non-language specific: Prose

Mentee: Sophie Hughes
Mentor: Shaun Whiteside

Find out more about our 2015 mentees  (Download PDF)

Mentorships in 2015 ran January – June, except the mentorship in Portuguese which ran February – July

Funders

We are very grateful to all who have generously supported the Emerging Translator Mentorship Programme 2015:

Anglo-Swedish Literary Foundation

British Council Transform

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Creative Europe

Danish Arts Foundation

Dutch Foundation for Literature

Finnish Literary Exchange

Foyle Foundation

Goethe-Institut (London)

Norwegian Embassy in London

Polish Cultural Institute

The Prokhorov Foundation