Literature Ireland

Literary Translation Residency in Cork

The School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University College Cork, in partnership with Literature Ireland, seeks applications from German-language literary translators for a residential bursary in Cork. This is an opportunity for a translator to travel to Ireland and live and work on the beautiful UCC campus in Cork City.


In Spring 2023, we will award one bursary of twelve weeks’ duration. The bursary will be awarded to a practising literary translator who is working on the translation into German of a work of contemporary Irish literature.


Travel and living expenses will be covered by Literature Ireland, while accommodation and a work space will be provided by the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University College Cork. The successful candidate will be asked to work on their translation-in-progress, to immerse themselves in Cork’s rich literary and cultural life, and to hold one public event near the end of their stay, focusing on their translation work.


The residential bursary will run from 30 January, 2023 until 23 April, 2023. Applications should include:

For further information, please email translate@literatureireland.com. Applications should be submitted to this email address no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, 14 October, 2022.


To hear the experience of a previous translator-in-residence, watch our interview with Esther Cruz here.

Posted to on 6 Sep 2022.