PEN Promotes! Breaking down barriers through translated fiction

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PEN Promotes! Breaking down barriers through translated fiction

The team at Bookworm Translations were very interested to learn about the PEN Promotes strand of English PEN’s Writers in Translation programme, which has been promoting literature in translation since 2005, and is supported by Bloomberg. Each year, a committee of professionals (translators, writers, agents, publishers, booksellers, etc) sits down and reads through a vast […]

What is re-translation?

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What is re-translation?

Re-translation consists of translating a text which has previously been translated. There are several ways of re-translating a text: re-translate an original text which has already been translated in that foreign language, translate in a new language from a translation (as opposed to from the original text), or carry out a back-translation into the original […]

The Business of Literary Translation: how do I become a literary translator?

Posted by on Aug 16, 2014 | One Comment
The Business of Literary Translation: how do I become a literary translator?

On Monday July 21st a portion of the Bookworm Translations Team headed down to London from Manchester to attend The Business of Literary Translation at the Free Word Centre. The event was organised by the Emerging Translators Network and was meant to provide resources, information and networking opportunities to new translators, and seasoned veterans, looking […]

Stephen Spender Prize for Poetry Translation

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Stephen Spender Prize for Poetry Translation

The Times Stephen Spender Prize for Poetry Translation is  an annual poetry translation prize established in 2004. Bookworm Translations has expert knowledge of the poetry translation field, and a number of our clients and key industry contacts specialize in this area. As the closing date for this competition is close (24th May) we thought it would […]

How to Make a Living as a Literary Translator

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How to Make a Living as a Literary Translator

As we discussed in a previous blog, the Bookworm Translations team attended The Business of Literary Translation event on Monday July 21st in London. We were fortunate enough to attend the workshop ‘How to Make a Living’ with Simon Bruni and Alice Guthrie. Below we have compiled some of the recommendations given during the workshop […]

How to Pitch a Book: literature in translation

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How to Pitch a Book: literature in translation

Following our attendance at the event The Business of Literary Translation, which took place at the Free Word Centre in London on 21 July 2014, we were particularly grateful for the tips provided in the ‘How to Pitch a Book’ workshop. The workshop, of course, focused on getting books translated into new languages and markets. […]

Translation Nation – Literary Translation in Schools

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 | No Comments
Translation Nation – Literary Translation in Schools

Bookworm Translations have a strong background in literary translation, so we found it interesting to learn about Translation Nation. This is an initiative pioneered by the Stephen Spender Trust in partnership with arts education charity Eastside Educational Trust. Their two year project running in 2012 and 2013 aimed to introduce literary translation at a school […]

May Newsletter

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May Newsletter

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Bookworm Translations – December Newsletter

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Bookworm Translations – December Newsletter

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Introducing Our Blog

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Introducing Our Blog

Hello to all our clients, translators, industry partners and visitors! We are Bookworm Translations, established in 2008 as a translation agency specializing in literary translation. We have since expanded and now also offer excellent commercial, legal, scientific, technical and website translation services. We have a unique database of highly-skilled translators, which enables us to best […]

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