Translation Resources

The British Centre for Literary Translation is a research centre within the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. It is a national and international focus for literary translation research, hosting regular research events, and works in partnership with the BCLA to support the annual John Dryden Translation Competition. The BCLT’s Resources page is also an up-to-date and comprehensive guide to funding, residencies, networking, publishing and events.

The Creative Literary Studio carries a list of resources with links to publishing houses specialising in translation, prizes and awards for translation and some articles.

The European Society for Translation Studies has a list of international research associations, a 2012 list of 103 associations in European Union Member States, and a list, with links, of all international journals in Translation Studies.

The Institute for Translation and Interpreting is the UK-based independent professional membership association for practising translators, interpreters and language service businesses. It offers networking opportunities and peer group support, together with links to professional development and current institutional research projects.

Literature Across Frontiers  Translation Workshops  comprise week-long residential workshops which act as cross-cultural encounters for writers and poets working in all European languages, in partnership with local literature organisations.  The workshops often focus on poetry, usually less supported by commercial interests.  Literature Across Frontiers also carries a hub of resources for translation, including information for publishers on grants for publishing translation,  and information for writers and translators on where to locate residences and bursaries,.

The National Centre for Writing is a charity supporting writers, literary translators and those working in any literary field.  Based in Norwich, UNESCO’s first UK City of Literature,  the Centre offers collaborations, mentoring and support, events of all kinds and activities for young people.

The Translation Database, hosted by Publishers Weekly,  searchable and open to contributions, tracks all original publications of fiction and poetry published in English translation in the USA. It identifies which books are available, from which countries and in what language.