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Russian and Polish Literary Translation Summer School

Venue: London, UK
Period: July 6-10, 2015
Application deadline: first come, first served basis



Translate in the City offers the opportunity to translate texts across the literary genres into English, working with leading professional translators. Groups will be limited to a maximum of 20 students to allow for individual attention, and places will be allocated on a strictly "first come, first served" basis.

The course will be taught in an all-day workshop environment using a variety of texts including non-fiction (essays, journalism, academic) and fiction (poetry, fantasy, children's literature and crime writing  etc.) There will be plenty of opportunities for networking with publishers, agents, university staff and one another. Daily evening events will be scheduled including a keynote lecture, talks given by experts in the literary translation field, social networking event etc.

Tutor info
Polish - Antonia Lloyd-Jones
Portuguese -  Margaret Jull Costa OBE
Chinese - Nicky Harman
Russian - Robert Chandler
Japanese - Angus Turvill
Spanish - Nick Caistor
French - Ros Schwartz (who is also Co-Director of Translate in the City)
Italian - Howard Curtis
German - Ruth Urbom
Amanda Hopkinson Co-Director Translate in the City


There are no formal entry requirements to take part in the course, except the language requirement detailed below.

English Requirements

As the workshops are all into English, it is essential that all applicants to the course are English native speaker level. 

Application Procedure

You can apply online here.


The cost of £480 includes all tuition on the course and light refreshments twice a day, as well as a sandwich lunch. Accommodation is however not included, please refer to the Accommodation page for details of suitable reasonably priced accommodation near City University.

10 bursaries of £100 each are offered to applicants across all languages. These will be awarded at the sole discretion of the SS14 directors. Please write in separately to explaining the circumstances you believe make it imperative for you to receive a bursary towards your course fees.


Information & contacts

Amanda Hopkinson
City London University


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