Bursary Opportunity in Ireland for Latin American Literary Translators in 2016

Literature Ireland in co-operation with The Centre for Literary Translation, Trinity College Dublin, wishes to invite applications from literary translators for a residential bursary in Dublin in the period January to May 2016

The bursary will be awarded to a practicing literary translator of established track record who is working on a translation into Spanish or Brazilian Portuguese of a work of contemporary Irish literature. 

Travel and living expenses will be covered by Literature Ireland while accommodation and work space will be provided by The Centre for Literary Translation, Trinity College Dublin. The successful applicant will be asked to work closely with students on the M. Phil in Literary Translation (1–2 contact hours a week) and to organize three public workshops/talks on contemporary Latin American literature.

The bursary will be of four months’ duration. All applicants for this bursary must provide proof that they hold a publishing contract for the work in question. Applications should include an outline project proposal, current curriculum vitae, and two references (including one from a publishing house). Where possible, a sample of the translation-in-progress (approximately 1,000 words of the original) should also be submitted in support of the application.

Completed applications should be submitted by email in English to bursary@literatureireland.com no later than Friday, 18 December 2015. The successful candidate will be notified by Wednesday, 23 December 2015. For further information contact Sinéad Mac Aodha, sinead@literatureireland.com or Dr. Sarah Smyth, ssmyth@tcd.ie.

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