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. 

Daniel’s Beetles

Daniel’s Beetles

Pryfeta
Seren (2011)
Author :Tony Bianchi
Trans:Tony Bianchi
Language:English
Country:United Kingdom
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
Murmur

Murmur

Murmur
Bloodaxe (2011)
Author :Menna Elfyn
Trans:
Language:English
Country:United Kingdom
One Moonlit Night

One Moonlit Night

Un Nos Ola Leuad
Canongate (1995)
Author :Caradog Prichard
Trans:Philip Mitchell
Language:English
Country:United Kingdom
The Seasoning

The Seasoning

Blasu
Honno (2015)
Author :Manon Steffan Ros
Trans:Manon Steffan Ros
Language:English
Country:Wales
Si Hei Lwli

Twilight Song

Si Hei Lwli
Gomer (2004)
Author :Angharad Tomos
Trans:Elin ap Hywel
Language:English
Country:Wales
Dark Territory

Dark Territory

Y Fro Dywyll (Dark Territory)
Y Lolfa (2017)
Author :Jerry Hunter
Trans:Patrick K Ford
Language:English
Country:Wales
Insomnia

Insomnia

Bezmiegs
Parthian (2020)
Author :Alberts Bels
Trans:Jayde Will
Language:English
Country:Wales
Pestilence

Pestilence

Y Pla (Pestilence)
Seren (1997)
Author :Wiliam Owen Roberts
Trans:Elisabeth Roberts
Language:English
Country:Wales
The Empty Room

The Empty Room

Darn Bach o Bapur
Gwasg Carreg Gwalch (2016)
Author :Angharad Tomos
Trans:Angharad Tomos
Language:English
Country:Wales
The Shepherd War Poet

The Shepherd War Poet

Cerddi’r Bugail
Gwasg Carreg Gwalch (2017)
Author :Hedd Wyn
Trans:Howard Huws
Language:English
Country:Wales
Water

Water

Y Dŵr (Water)
Y Lolfa (2014)
Author :Lloyd Jones
Trans:Lloyd Jones
Language:English
Country:Wales
Välkudes maa

Välkudes maa

Tartu Ülikool Kirjastus (2011)
Author :John Barnie
Trans:Lauri Pilter
Language:Estonian
Country:Estonia

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