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Emerging Translator Mentorships 2023/2024

WEBSITE Emerging Translator Mentees 2022-23 with their mentors (c) Molly-Rose Medhurst
WEBSITE Emerging Translator Mentees 2022-23 with their mentors (c) Molly-Rose Medhurst

Applications for the 2023/24 programme are now open.

ICI London is delighted to support this initiative by the National Centre of Writing (NCW) for emerging translators.

Founded by Daniel Hahn in 2010, NCW’s translation mentoring programme aims to develop successive new cohorts of literary translators into English, particularly for languages whose literature is currently under-represented in English translation.

The Emerging Translator Mentorships scheme matches experienced translators with emerging translators for a six-month period during which they work together on practical translation projects, developing their craft through working on a chosen text or texts.

The mentor acts as an adviser to the mentee on aspects of life as a professional translator, such as time management, meeting deadlines, managing finances and understanding contracts, and as an advocate for their mentee with publishers in search of literary translators. The mentor will be a professional literary translator but may not translate from the language supported in the mentorship.

Apply now!

You can submit your application to one of this year’s nine mentorships until 11.59pm on Monday 28 August 2023, HERE.

National Centre for Writing is a contemporary literature house in the heart of England’s first UNESCO City of Literature, committed to the transformative power of stories for personal, social, and community development.

Credits: Molly-Rose Medhurst