Call for Applications from Japanese Translators for Literary Translator-in-Residence 2019

Every year Literature Ireland, in co-operation with the Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation, Trinity College Dublin, hosts a literary translator on a residential bursary in Dublin for the period January to May. The translator-in-residence post is co-funded by Dublin City Council, Literature Ireland and the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies. 

 

The call for application for Japanese literary translators is now open. 

The bursary is awarded to a practising literary translator of established track record who is working on a translation of a work of contemporary Irish literature. In 2019, the bursary will be awarded to a translator working into the Japanese language.

Travel and living expenses are covered by Literature Ireland, while accommodation and work space are provided by the Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation, Trinity College Dublin. The successful applicant is asked to work closely with students on the MPhil in Literary Translation (1–2 contact hours per week), to assist in the organisation of public workshops/talks, and to hold one public event near the end of their stay, focusing on their translation work.

The bursary is of four months’ duration. All applicants for this bursary must provide proof that they hold a publishing contract for the translation of a work of contemporary Irish literature into Japanese. 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 source text plus a draft translation) must be submitted in support of the application. 

The bursary is of four months’ duration. All applicants for this bursary must provide proof that they hold a publishing contract for the translation of a work of contemporary Irish literature into Japanese. 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 source text plus a draft translation) must be submitted in support of the application. 


Completed applications should be submitted by email in English to sinead@literatureireland.com no later than Friday, 31 August 2018. The successful candidate will be notified by Friday, 7 September 2018. For further information, contact Sinéad Mac Aodha, sinead@literatureireland.com, or Prof. Michael Cronin, CRONINM8@tcd.ie.

 

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