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In Other Words

BCLT journal In Other Words

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

In Other Words includes regular features on Translators at Work, Translations and the Publishing World and International Perspectives. Each issue also has a special theme.



The Spring 2015 issue (45) focused on Multilingualism and was edited by Samantha Schnee and Thomas Bunstead.

In Other Words has been published by the British Centre for Literary Translation with the support of the Translators Association (Society of Authors).

Writers’ Centre Norwich are publishing forthcoming issues of In Other Words.



For subscriptions and information on forthcoming issues


Previous Issues:

Translation in the Digital Age

Guest Editor: Samantha Schnee
Issue 44
Published November 2014

IOW 44 – Contents and Editorial  (PDF)

Translating the Classics

Issue 43
Published May 2014

IOW 43 – Contents and Editorial (PDF)

Translation and Politics

Issue 42
Published November 2013

IOW 42 – Contents and Editorial (PDF)

Please note that due to shortage of space, In Other Words no longer includes book reviews

Back Issues

A limited number of  back issues are available at BCLT:

Issue 41: Shakespeare and Translation
Download Contents and Editorial for Issue 41 (PDF)

Issue 40: Children’s Literature in Translation
Download Contents and Editorial for Issue 40    (PDF)

Issue 39: Translation and the Arab World
Download Contents and Editorial for Issue 39 (PDF)

Issue 38: Translating Music
This issue has sold out but you can still download our special tribute to W G ‘Max’ Sebald on the tenth anniversary of his death.

Remembering W G Sebald: W G Sebald and Translation
by Anthony Vivis, Christine Wilson and Stefan Tobler, introduced by Jo Catling
Download this article (PDF file)