Residency of the Croatian Literary Translators’ Association for literary translators and writers22/09/2022
The Croatian Literary Translators’ Association launches its first residency located in Zagreb, Croatia.The residency for literary translators and writers is the result of years of effort to create a space in Zagreb welcoming both translators and writers: translators, as voices of Croatian authors in the world, and writers who are still looking for their translators as well as those whose works are being translated.
During their stay in the residency the guests will be introduced to their fellow translators and writers, to Croatian publishers and cultural and literary milieu in general, but they will also be granted an opportunity to delve into the everyday life of the Croatian capital and the local traditions. In the long run, this project aims at making a series of new cultural links and putting Zagreb on the map of the European network of residencies for translators.
Residency of the Croatian Literary Translators’ Association for literary translators and writers promotes and encourages cooperation with language institutes, language departments at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, publishers, festivals and international networks for residential exchange. Part of the stay of our residents is dedicated to their work on the text which brought them to Zagreb, while the other part includes activities such as panel discussions with fellow translators and writers, workshops and masterclasses at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences as well as tandems with peers and guest appearances at literature festivals.
In 2022 nine translators and writers are to stay in the residency: Anita Vuco (Italy), Alida Bremer (Germany), Sara Latorre (Italy), Heidi Saevareid (Norway), Miłosz Waligórski (Poland), George Mario Angel Quintero (USA, Columbia), Olivier Lannuzel (France), Rusanka Liapova (Bulgaria) and Olja Alvir (Austria).
The project is funded by the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia.