Literature Ireland

Bursary Opportunity in Ireland for Chinese Literary Translators in 2018

Literature Ireland in co-operation with the Trinity 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 2018

The bursary will be awarded to a practising literary translator of established track record who is working on a translation into Chinese 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 Trinity 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).

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 no later than Friday, 3 November 2017. The successful candidate will be notified by Friday, 10 November 2017. For further information, contact Rita McCann,, or Dr Sarah Smyth,

Posted to Writer Support Programme on 1 Nov 2017.