“Writers create national literatures and translators create a universal literature. Without translators, we writers would be nothing, condemned as we would be to living within the confines of our own language. We are all translated and we are all translators.”

José Saramago quoted in La Nación (Buenos Aires) on May 2, 2003


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Lazer Lederhendler wins his second GG in English translation

LTAC member Lazer Lederhendler has won the 2016 Governor General’s award for The Party Wall, his translation of Catherine Leroux’s Le mur mitoyen, published by Biblioasis. Lederhendler’s translation was also [...]

LTAC at the Translation Rights Fair

The Canada Council for the Arts took advantage of Montreal's Salon du livre last November to host its annual Translation Rights Fair at Place Bonaventure. Dozens of Francophone and Anglophone [...]

Sheila Fischman on the Dublin Literary Award longlist

LTAC member Sheila Fischman was honored by being named to the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award longlist for The Orange Grove, her translation of L’orangeraie, alongside its author, Quebec’s Larry [...]