Training and Professional Development

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Training and development for literary translation

There are many formal and informal, short term and long term ways to learn the art of literary translation. Your route into literary translation depends on your background, skills and interests.

Getting started in literary translation – Q&A session at the London Book Fair (see First Steps in Literary Translation at London Book Fair and Getting Started in Literary Translation)


Short Term

LAF’s workshop model (link referring to our workshop area)

Fellowships and residencies –

Poetry Translation Centre (Workshops for beginners)

BCLT Summer school and mentoring scheme

Education institutions

Birbeck Summer School


Long term

FAQ’s about translation

Translator’s Home Companion: Education resources list

Arab Lit’s ‘Rules for Translators’ 

In the UK- The emerging translators network and other blogs by Jamie Lee Searle

New Books in German – Emerging translators programme.