Monday, 8 February 2010

Translation and literature resources online

Just browsing through some favourites and thought some of you might be interested in the very good site Three Percent, which is all about literature in English translation; the blog InTranslation, where aspiring literary translators can submit translations of unpublished writers for consideration; the Centre for Literary Translation at Columbia University. Of particular interest for student research, maybe, the database of translated literature at the Three Percent site, which will tell you all about who is translating what from what language in the US, and the PEN survey on translation and globalisation at the CLT site. Working literary translators may be more interested in the PEN translation fund details on the CLT site. American PEN have made available a useful-looking Handbook for Literary Translators for download. MATS students still looking for a good text for their Translation Project may like to have a look at the 'PEN Recommends' page, where PEN members recommend great and untranslated work by writers from many languages.

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