Translation Challenge 2020

Translation Challenge 2020

Wales Literature Exchange, Wales PEN Cymru and Literature Across Frontiers, in collaboration with Swansea University, Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Goethe-Institut, Poetry Wales and O’r Pedwar Gwynt literary magazine are pleased to announce two translation competitions: Her Gyfieithu and the Translation Challenge.

The Translation Challenge and Her Gyfieithu were established in 2009 in order to promote and celebrate the crucial contribution that translators make to enabling literature to travel across frontiers. Through the work of literary translators, authors and poets can reach new audiences as well as internationalize their careers. The prizes are also a celebration of literary translation as a creative art and they aim to encourage new and emerging literary translators.

This year, the poem to translate for both competitions is a series of short poems titled ‘Nahaufnahmen’ by contemporary poet of Turkish descent who writes in German, Zafer Şenocak.

Closing date: 22 May 2020

Adjudicator: Karen Leeder

Prize: £200

Details on how to compete can be found on Wales PEN Cymru website.


Photo of Zafer Şenocak by Andreas Mitselos. 

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