Translations

Browse our database of Welsh literature in translation below. Bear with us as we work on adding our full database of translations here as we will be continually updating the database.

Some recent new translations include an Italian translation of Paul Henry’s collection of poetry, The Glass Aisle, which was selected to our Bookcase in 2018. The translation, il corridoio di vetro, was translated into Italian by Chiara de Luca and published by Edizioni Kolibris. We were very pleased to receive copies of the Spanish translation of Y Mabinogion, Relatos galeses medievales, translated by Luciana Cordo Russo for LOM Ediciones in Chile. Al Arabi Publishing in Egypt recently published their Arabic translations of Lloyd Markham’s Bad Ideas/Chemicals (trans. Yordan Yordanov Kosturkov) and Gary Raymond’s The Golden Orphans (trans. Mohammad Osman Khalifa). Lloyd and Gary launched the translations of their books in Cairo Book Fair in January 2020

We have also awarded grants for the translations of anthologies of Welsh writing, including a Greek Anthology of Young Welsh Poets, published by Vakxikon Publishing with a preface by Jonathan Edwards and translated by Georgia Kavvalou. Poets featured in the anthology include Grug Muse, Hanan Issa, Iestyn Tyne and Joe Dunthorne. Meanwhile we eagerly await the arrival of the Japanese translation of The Library of Wales Short Story Anthology, published by Horinouchi Publishing. 

Martha, Jack and Shanco

Martha, Jack and Shanco

Martha, Jac a Sianco
Parthian (2007)
Author :Caryl Lewis
Trans:Gwen Davies
Language:English
Country:United Kingdom
Vogelzang in de gaten

Vogelzang in de gaten

Ijzer / Demense (2009)
Author :Gwyneth Lewis
Trans:Katelijne De Vuyst
Language:Dutch
Country:Netherlands
Dernier train pour Llanelli

Dernier train pour Llanelli

The Last Llanelli Train
L’esprit des péninsules (2006)
Author :Robert Lewis
Trans:Patricia Barbe-Girault
Language:French
Country:France
Jedna Księżycowa Noc

Jedna Księżycowa Noc

Un Nos Ola Leuad
Officyna (2017)
Author :Caradog Prichard
Trans:Marta Listewnik
Language:Polish
Country:Poland
Pum Cynnig i Gymro

Uciekałem pięć razy

Pum Cynnig i Gymro
Replika (2017)
Author :John Elwyn Jones
Trans:Marta Listewnik
Language:Polish
Country:Poland
O’r Harbwr Gwag i’r Cefnfor Gwyn

Da porto deserto a bianco oceano

O’r Harbwr Gwag i’r Cefnfor Gwyn
Piero Manni (2000)
Author :Robin Llywelyn
Trans:Erminia Passannanti
Language:Italian
Country:Italy
Etoile blanche sur fond blanc

Etoile blanche sur fond blanc

Seren Wen ar Gefndir Gwyn
Terre de Brume (2003)
Author :Robin Llywelyn
Trans:Marie-Thérèse Castay
Language:French
Country:France

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