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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.

Mentorships 2015

We are delighted to announce the award of the following mentorships

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

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)

The mentorships will begin on 2 January 2015.

Applications for a mentorship in Portuguese are open until Monday 5 January

Mentor: Margaret Jull Costa

Applications are invited for a mentorship in Portuguese for a translator working in Brazilian literature.

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.

The mentorship will run from February to July 2015 and applicants should be resident in the UK.

The mentor and mentee will choose a text by a Brazilian author for translation during the mentorship programme.

This mentorship is offered in partnership with the British Council’s Transform programme  http://transform.britishcouncil.org.br/en and supported by Arts Council England

All enquiries and applications should be made by email to Sarah Bower, Scheme Manager at bclt.mentoring@uea.ac.uk

If you wish to apply, please submit the following:

  • A brief, up to date CV
  • A statement as to why you believe you would benefit from a mentorship and how you would use it
  • A short sample of your translation work (no more than 2000 words for prose, or 100 lines for poetry) with accompanying notes. Please also identify your original text clearly.

Please note, a mentorship will involve a significant time commitment over the six month period so you should give careful consideration to your ability to give this commitment before applying.

Funders

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

Danish Arts Foundation
Finnish Literary Exchange
Norwegian Embassy in London
Polish Cultural Institute
The Prokhorov Foundation
Anglo-Swedish Literary Foundation
Fundação Biblioteca Nacional
British Council Transform
Goethe-Institut (London)