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Summer School Programme

Each participant takes part in a particular workshop strand and stays with this group for all of the literary translation workshops. You will then get to take part in two creative writing sessions to give you some time to explore your creativity - with some expert guidance of course! We also programme a variety of plenary sessions on topics that we feel will be of interest to practicing literary translators. These will include a Publishers Panel chaired by the renowned editor Bill Swainson and an Authors' Panel with our four Summer School authors. For our online Summer School we will also be introducing daily short talks on hot topics.


The workshop strands available in 2020 are:


Danish to English 

Workshop leader - Paul Russell Garrett

Author - Christina Hesselholdt


Dutch to English - Supported by the Dutch Foundation for Literature / New Dutch Writing

Workshop leader - Michele Hutchison

Author - Sanneke van Hassel


French to English - Funded by Pro Helvetia (Swiss Arts Council)

Workshop leader - Adriana Hunter

Author - Pascale Kramer


Multilingual Prose 

Workshop leader - Daniel Hahn


Multilingual Theatre

Workshop leader - William Gregory


Norwegian to English - Funded by NORLA and the Norwegian Embassy

Workshop leader - Kari Dickson

Author - Mona Høvring


Training the Trainer

Find out more about this workshop strand specifically for experienced literary translators that would like to train to lead literary translation workshops.


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