Following on from our first Translation Week in October 2017, we continue our partnership with the National Centre for Writing to welcome 7 translators to take part in a one-week programme including discussion workshops, sharing work with fellow translators, and time and space to work on translation projects.

The participating translators 2019 include: Kari Dickson (workshop leader), Polly Barton (Japanese), Jozefina Komporaly (Hungarian and Romanian), Jozef van der Voort (Dutch and German), Zoë Perry (Portuguese), Katherine Mendelsohn (French) and Ayça Türkoğlu (Turkish and German).

Polly Barton is a translator of Japanese literature and non-fiction based in Bristol. During the residency, she will be working on her translation of There’s No Such Thing as an Easy Job by Kikuko Tsumura, a novel about contemporary working culture and burnout syndrome, which will be published by Bloomsbury.