Posts By: Theodora Danek

PEN Translates open for submissions

English PEN’s translation grant is now open for submissions. PEN Translates was launched in 2012, with support from Arts Council England, to encourage UK publishers to acquire more books from other languages. The award helps UK publishers to meet the costs of translating new works into English – whilst ensuring translators are acknowledged and paid

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Translation pitch at ITD 2018

Do you have a book that you’ve always wanted to bring to an Anglophone readership? Well, here’s your chance. At this year’s International Translation Day, you get the chance to pitch to editors. Ailah Ahmed (Virago, Little, Brown), Federico Andornino (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) and Isabel Wall (Viking, Penguin Random House) will discuss three translation pitches

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Brave New Voices at the BBC Proms

English PEN is delighted to announce a very special collaboration between our Brave New Voices project and the BBC Proms. On Sunday 29 July 2018, a group of participants in our Brave New Voices outreach project, all pupils at the Capital City Academy in Willesden, will perform a special piece of poetry as part of the

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PEN Translates awards showcase writers from seventeen countries

Books from seventeen countries and ten languages make up the latest round of PEN Translates award winners. These include poetry collections from the Caribbean, Indonesia, The Netherlands and Iran, novels from Sudan, Cape Verde and Syria, and autofiction from Peru. Sarah Ardizzone, co-chair of the Writers in Translation committee, said: ‘At a time when outstanding

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