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2022, February 22

Want to become a translator?

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Want to become a translator? Apply for a mentorship!

We are scouting for people who would like to translate Latvian literature into French, Polish, Swedish or Norwegian. Prior knowledge of Latvian is required. During the 5 months of the programme, the participants will be working on a sample translation of a work of Latvian literature under the mentorship of an experienced translator. The programme is free of charge.

To apply, send:

1. a short motivation letter (in Latvian or English),
2. sample translation of your choice into one of above-mentioned languages – 5 pages (9000 - 10 000 characters) for prose or 5 poems, along with the corresponding source text.

Please send the motivation letter, sample translation and source text to rita@latvianliterature.lv.

Applications are open until 22nd March.