Moniack Mhor Writers’ Centre in the Scottish Highlands is asking for applications from international literary translators who wish to immerse themselves in Scottish literature.
The translator will receive a programme of meetings and showcases, exposing them to contemporary Scottish writers with the potential to pitch to international publishers for rights buying and translation.
“This is one of the most exciting international projects we have ever been involved in. It’s a reciprocal exchange from start to finish, with writers benefiting from time and space to progress their work, to meaningful cultural exchange, culminating in fresh, international voices touring our Highland communities. Our plan us to bring these events to local audiences along with Highland based musicians whose work compliments that of the writers, making for rich, sensory, multicultural experiences. I would urge any Scottish writer to seize this amazing opportunity,” said Rachel Humphries, Centre Director at Moniack Mhor.
The International Literary Translator Residency is part of a month-long Connect and Collaborate opportunity to 10 mid-career international writers and Scottish peers. One place is available for an international literary translator, six places will go to international writers who live outside of the UK, and three places will go to UK-based Scottish writers.
This fully funded residency programme is supported by the British Council and Creative Scotland. Successful applicants will be given time and space to develop their work, whilst expanding their professional practice through the cross-pollination of ideas between cultures. As part of the residency in March 2022, the writers will go on tour, reading together for Highland communities and Scottish literary festivals. This will bring a unique opportunity for audiences to hear from some of the finest writers from across the globe.
The deadline for application is 31st October 2021.