Translation Roundup

By Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren


Interviews, Articles, Reviews

In the latest Circumference podcast, Montana Ray speaks to Yusef Komunyakaa, Goutam Datta, and Subodh Sarkar about an anthology of African American poets, edited by Datta and translated into Bengali: Ami Amar Mritur Por Sadhinota Chai Na (I Do Not Want My Freedom When I Am Dead).

Three Percent reviews Franz Kafka's Amerika: The Missing Person, translated by Mark Harman, and wonders how to still be surprised by the absurdity in our Kafkaesque world.

Translation News

"Reading the World," one UK blogger's journey through world literature, recently marked its one-year anniversary with country and book #196.

Check out video from WWB contributor Margaret Jull Costa's Center for the Art of Translation reading, which SF Weekly named the #2 literary event of 2012. 


what: 2013 Best Translated Book Award
submission deadline: January 31, 2013
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what: John Dryden Translation Competition
submission deadline: February 15, 2013
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what: British Literary Translation Centre offering new Summer School courses in Finland-Swedish and Portuguese
when: July 21-July 27, 2013
applications accepted starting January 17, 2013
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