Writers as Translators, Translators as Writers

Virtual, Virtual, | 2022-04-22 - 2022-04-22

What Is It?


Have you ever wondered, at what points do creative writing and literary translation converge?


How do the two activities enrich each other for individuals who practice them both?


What skills of a creative writer are possible or even essential for the successful literary translator to adopt, and how can we best teach and learn such skills?


These will be some of the topics addressed during this live conference conducted via Zoom by two of America’s most prominent contemporary literary translators, Jennifer Croft and Boris Dralyuk, for the University of Washington Translation Studies Hub.


What Can You Expect?


The theme for this year with the UW Translation Studies Hub is Teaching and Learning Translation, and for this event the two slated speakers are sure to inspire lively and engaging conversation.


Jennifer Croft is an author and translator who won the 2020 William Saroyan International Prize for her translation from Polish of Nobel Prize laureate Olga Tokarcxuk’s Flights.


Jennifer is also the author of Serpientes y Escaleras and Notes on Postcards, as well as the translator from Spanish of works by Frederico Falco, Romino Paula, and Pedro Mairal.


She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa and a PhD from Northwestern University.


Boris Dralyuk, a poet, essayist and translator, is the editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Review of Books.

He is co-editor of The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry (2015), editor of 1917: Stories and Poems from the Russian Revolution (Pushkin Press, 2016), and translator of books by Russian prose writers Isaac Babel, Leo Tolstoy, Mikhail Zoshchenko, Andrey Kurkov, Maxim Osipov and others.


Boris’ poems have appeared in The New York Review of Books, The New Criterion, The Yale Review, The Hopkins Review and elsewhere.


Anyone involved with text translation or literary translation, as well as creative writing translation, can benefit from attending this online conference.


Writers as Translators, Translators as Writers


Where: Remote Event


When: 22 April 2022, 12:30-2pm Pacific Standard Time


Registration: https://slavic.washington.edu/calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D158754656

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