Christmas and New Year 2013
The BCLT office will be closed Monday 23 December - Friday 3 January inclusive. We will re-open at 9am on Monday 6 January.
A very Happy Christmas and New Year to all our friends.
Feasibility Study to Support the Mobility of Literary Translators
In November 2013 the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture published the results of a feasibility study carried out at the Directorate’s request by the Italian bureau Consulmarc Sviluppo.
Peter Bergsma represented the RECIT network (which includes BCLT )in the discussions and writes about the report on the RECIT website.
BCLT Academic Director
Applications for the post of BCLT Academic Director are now closed.
Interviews will be held on 17 December. The post is available from March 2014
The Academic Director will be a Senior Lecturer in the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing, engaging in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and published research.
The Centre is a vital point of intersection between professional translation and academic study, founded in 1989 by W.G. Sebald and supported by the University of East Anglia and Arts Council England. This is an exciting opportunity to shape the next phase of its development in the context offered by UEA’s internationally famous Creative Writing programme and Norwich’s status as England’s first UNESCO City of Literature.
Free Word and BCLT are pleased to announce that Mariam Sharp has been commissioned to research and report around fundraising in the international literature sector.
The brief is to explore a range of questions through interviews and research, and to provide a written report that is focused on providing practical and sustainable recommendations for literature organisations, with a particular focus on international literature, translation and free expression.
This report will be shared with the wider literature sector, and will be used as the basis for fundraising strategies to be developed by Free Word and BCLT.
This project is funded by Arts Council England from the Catalyst Arts: building fundraising capacity programme.
John Dryden Translation Competition 2012-2013
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s BCLA John Dryden Translation Competition, sponsored by BCLT.
Francis Jones, Ivan V Lalić (Serbo-Croat), Early Poems
Edward Gauvin, Marcel Brion (French): La Capitana
Adam Elgar, Alessandra Lavagnino (Italian): The Mother of the Prophet
Angus Turvill, Hisashi Inoue (Japanese): House up the River
IFFP Readers Prize
BCLT worked with English PEN, Booktrust and The Reading Agency to give 300 readers the chance to shadow this year’s Independent Foreign Fiction Prize
Readers met up atthe Free Word Centre on 18 May to vote on their favourite shortlisted title, crowned the Independent Foreign Fiction Readers’ Prize (IFFRP) winner and enjoyed a programme of activities on the day, including a translation duel with shortlisted translators Rosalind Harvey and Lorenza Garcia and a talk from IFFP judge and author Elif Shafak.
Information about translation prizes, grants, residencies and other professional development opportunities find out more
The 2014 Summer School will bring together workshop leaders for a professional development programme. Preliminary programme details will be available in December 2013. find out more