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. 

El Nadal d’un nen a Galles

El Nadal d’un nen a Galles

A Child’s Christmas in Wales
El cercle de Viena (2008)
Author :Dylan Thomas
Trans:Francesc Parcerisas
Language:Catalan
Country:Catalunya
La vida de la Rebecca Jones

La vida de la Rebecca Jones

O! Tyn y Gorchudd (The Life of Rebecca Jones)
Rata Books (2018)
Author :Angharad Price
Trans:Yannick Garcia
Language:Catalan
Country:Catalunya

No hi ha treva per a les fúries

Proa (2014)
Author :R. S. Thomas
Trans:Anna Crowe & Joan Margarit
Language:Catalan
Country:Spain
Foreign Literature and Art: special issue on Welsh literature

Foreign Literature and Art: special issue on Welsh literature

Shanghai Translation Publishing House (2013)
Author :Various/Amryw
Trans:Yan Ying et al
Language:Chinese
Country:China

Ten Seconds from the Sun (Chinese)

Ten Seconds from the Sun
People’s Literature Publishing House (2009)
Author :Russell Celyn Jones
Trans:He Aihua & Yang Chenghu
Language:Chinese
Country:China
The Rice Paper Diaries (Chinese)

The Rice Paper Diaries (Chinese)

The Rice Paper Diaries
Shanghai Translation Publishing House (2015)
Author :Francesca Rhydderch
Trans:Yan Ying
Language:Chinese
Country:China
Povratak u Cardiff

Povratak u Cardiff

Cardiff Dead
Fraktura (2003)
Author :John Williams
Trans:Marijana Javornik Čubrić
Language:Croatian
Country:Croatia
Vidio sam čovjeka

Vidio sam čovjeka

I Saw a Man
(2018)
Author :Owen Sheers
Trans:Tatjana Radmilo
Language:Croatian
Country:Croatia
Černá skříňka

Černá skříňka

The Canals of Mars
Periplum (2009)
Author :Patrick McGuinness
Trans:A. Büchler, E. Klimentová
Language:Czech
Country:Czech Republic
Jaká Jsem

Jaká Jsem

True Things About Me
Kniha Zlin (2011)
Author :Deborah Kay Davies
Trans:Pavel Bakic
Language:Czech
Country:Czech Republic
Keltský Kotel

Keltský Kotel

Celtic Hot Tub
Periplum (2007)
Author :David Greenslade
Trans:D. Štěpánková
Language:Czech
Country:Czech Republic
Pět hospod, dva bary a jeden noční klub

Pět hospod, dva bary a jeden noční klub

Five pubs, two bars and a nightclub
Argo (2007)
Author :John Williams
Trans:Zuzana Koubková
Language:Czech
Country:Czech Republic

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