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. 

Autobiografia in Versi

Autobiografia in Versi

Selected poems by Menna Elfyn
Mobydick (2005)
Author :Menna Elfyn
Trans:Andrea Bianchi & Silvana Siviero
Language:Italian
Country:Italy
Cardiff Dead

Cardiff Dead

Cardiff Dead
Scritturapura Editore (2004)
Author :John Williams
Trans:Simona Ferro
Language:Italian
Country:Italy
Color cane che fugge

Color cane che fugge

The Colour of a Dog Running Away
Neri Pozza (2007)
Author :Richard Gwyn
Trans:Luca Fusari
Language:Italian
Country:Italy
Convergenze Parallele

Convergenze Parallele

poems by J. Barnie & G. Clarke
Mobydick (2009)
Author :Gillian Clarke, John Barnie
Trans:Giorgia Sensi
Language:Italian
Country:Italy
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
Déjà vu

Déjà vu

The Canals of Mars
Interno Poesia (2019)
Author :Patrick McGuinness
Trans:Giorgia Sensi
Language:Italian
Country:Italy
Giostre, Puzzle e Altre Storie

Giostre, Puzzle e Altre Storie

Fresh Apples
Beit (2008)
Author :Rachel Trezise
Trans:Gioia Guerzoni
Language:Italian
Country:Italy
I segni e margine

I segni e margine

Ar y Cyrion
Mobydick (2004)
Author :Harri Pritchard Jones
Trans:Andrea Bianchi & Silvana Siviero
Language:Italian
Country:Italy
Il corridoio di vetro

Il corridoio di vetro

The Glass Aisle
Kolibris (2019)
Author :Paul Henry
Trans:Chiara De Luca
Language:Italian
Country:Italy
Il Pescatore

Il Pescatore

Festivaletteratura (2012)
Author :Eurig Salisbury
Trans:Laura Cangemi
Language:Italian
Country:Italy
L’età della sedia vuota

L’età della sedia vuota

Il Ponte del Sale (2010)
Author :Patrick McGuinness
Trans:Giorgia Sensi
Language:Italian
Country:Italy
L’ultimo anno verde

L’ultimo anno verde

Kolibris (2011)
Author :John Powell Ward
Trans:Chiara de Luca
Language:Italian
Country:Italy
Cove

La baia

Cove
66thand2nd (2020)
Author :Cynan Jones
Trans:Gioia Guerzoni
Language:Italian
Country:Italy
La lunga siccità

La lunga siccità

The Long Dry
Isbn Edizioni (2009)
Author :Cynan Jones
Trans:Gioia Guerzoni
Language:Italian
Country:Italy
La Peste

La Peste

Y Pla (Pestilence)
Mobydick (2006)
Author :Wiliam Owen Roberts
Trans:Andrea Bianchi & Silvana Siviero
Language:Italian
Country:Italy
Le cose che non vogliamo più

Le cose che non vogliamo più

Out onto the Water
ISBN (2011)
Author :Cynan Jones
Trans:Gioia Guerzoni
Language:Italian
Country:Italy
Principe de Galles

Principe de Galles

The Prince of Wales
Scritturapura Editore (2007)
Author :John Williams
Trans:Simona Ferro
Language:Italian
Country:Italy
Ragazzo di corsa

Ragazzo di corsa

Boy Running
Kolibris (2019)
Author :Paul Henry
Trans:Chiara De Luca
Language:Italian
Country:Italy
Storie della shopocrazia

Storie della shopocrazia

Tales of the Shopocracy
Kolibris (2011)
Author :John Barnie
Trans:Chiara de Luca
Language:Italian
Country:Italy
Terra di confine

Terra di confine

Border Country
(2018)
Author :Raymond Williams
Trans:Carmine Mezzacappa
Language:Italian
Country:Italy
Translationum Sancti Iohanni Baptiste

Translationum Sancti Iohanni Baptiste

Short story in Scritture Giovani anthology Jersualem
Festivaletteratura (2013)
Author :Meirion Jordan
Trans:Laura Cangemi
Language:Italian
Country:Italy
Una Notte di Luna Piena

Una Notte di Luna Piena

Un Nos Ola Leuad
Mobydick (2008)
Author :Caradog Prichard
Trans:Andrea Bianchi & Silvana Siviero
Language:Italian
Country:Italy
Una Ricetta Per L’Acqua

Una Ricetta Per L’Acqua

A Recipe for Water
Il Ponte del Sale (2014)
Author :Gillian Clarke
Trans:Giorgia Sensi
Language:Italian
Country:Italy

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