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In Other Words

The journal for practising translators and for anyone interested in them and the world in which they work.

Published by the British Centre for Literary Translation with the support of the Translators Association (Society of Authors).

BCLT journal In Other Words

Our Winter 2013 issue of In Other Words focuses on Translation and Politics

IOW 42 – Content and Editorial

Find out more about In Other Words

First Lines

Translations from our mentoring programme

First  Lines is an annual anthology of translations by participants on the BCLT mentoring programme.

Copies of  Volume 1 (2012) and Volume 2 (2013) are available free of charge from BCLT.

A collaboration between the University of East Anglia and Writers’ Centre Norwich, showcasing new writing from UEA (students, faculty and alumni) and commissioned work from Writers’ Centre Norwich’s national and international literature projects.

A dedicated translation section is curated by BCLT and includes translations from the annual summer school and content from In Other Words.

The site also includes  private collaborative spaces for UEA creative writing students, British Centre for Literary Translation programmes and Writers’ Centre Norwich.

Translation in Practice

Information and advice for translators

A free download of this indispensable guide published by Dalkey Archive Press in partnership with BCLT, Arts Council England, the Society of Authors and the British Council.

Download here

New Books in German

Guide to new publications

Published twice a year to coincide with the London and Frankfurt Bookfairs, and aimed chiefly at British and American editors who would like to publish more translations but would appreciate independent help in finding the right title from among the thousands published each year in the German language.

Financial contributors include the Foreign Ministries of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, Pro Helvetia, and The Goethe-Institut InterNationes.

Visit the website for New Books in German

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BBC International Programme


Information about translation prizes, grants, residencies and other professional development opportunities find out more

Summer School

The 2014 Summer School will bring together experienced literary translators for a professional development Summit.  find out more

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