Applications to open for Frankfurt International Translators 2021

Applications to open for Frankfurt International Translators 2021

Applications will open in April for the Frankfurt International Translators knowledge exchange and networking programme for up to 25 translators of German-language literature. 

After a successful launch in 2019, applications are now open for the second round of Frankfurt International Translators, the programme for translators of German-language fiction and non-fiction by Frankfurter Buchmesse. The second edition will take place during the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021 with applications open until 30th April. 

Up to 25 translators from all around the word may participate in the programme, which will take place from 18th to 23th October. Applicants to the programme must have translated at least three German-language literary works. 

During the week of the book fair, participants will take part in expert seminars, workshops, and networking events in Frankfurt and at the book fair. The aim of the programme is to encourage exchanges between international literary translators of German-language works and to promote networking between translators, publishers, and editors.  

“It’s a great opportunity to create a network with colleagues, to talk about the difficulties of the job and learn from their practices,” said Italian freelance translator Isabella Amico di Meane, on her participation in 2019. 

The programme is organised by Frankfurter Buchmesse and implemented with financial support from the German Federal Foreign Office. The programme covers participants’ travel and accommodation costs, meals, a trade visitor ticket to the book fair and participation in conferences and workshops. 

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