Translation Residency Application 2023

August 16, 2023 1:00 AM — September 16, 2023 6:59 AM

    Translation Residency Application 2023

    Over the past decade, the Los Angeles Review of Books has celebrated the art of translation and fought for the visibility of its practitioners by reviewing and publishing translations from dozens of the world’s languages in our pages. In 2022, we decided to honor this legacy and strengthen our commitment to the translation community with the launch of The Los Angeles Review of Books + Yefe Nof Translation Residency. Open to emerging translators of prose from any language who have not yet published a book-length collection of work, the translation residency also provides the winning translator with the opportunity to complete and polish their translation of a short story, in consultation with former LARB editor-in-chief and winner of 2022 National Book Critics Circle Gregg Barrios Translation Prize Boris Dralyuk, during a two-week stay at Yefe Nof in Lake Arrowhead, California, from December 1 to December 15, 2023. The resident's piece will be published in The LARB Quarterly and in LARB online with help from LARB editors. In addition to the residency, the selected candidate will be invited by the Center of the Art of Translation to present their work in San Francisco. This event, including travel from the Los Angeles area, accommodations, and a modest honorarium, will be sponsored by CAT.


    The 2023 application opens August 15 at 12 a.m. PST and closes September 15 at 11:59 p.m. PST.


    Applications will be reviewed in September and finalists will be contacted in late October. The winning translator will be announced on October 20th.

    Longtime literary translator and former LARB Editor-in-Chief, Boris Dralyuk, will review applications and supporting materials in consultation with Yefe Nof. Final awards of residencies are at the discretion of Yefe Nof and LARB.


    The residency is intended as an opportunity for an early-career translator to complete final stage work on a short story project in development. Applicants should not have published a book-length collection of work. Merit and promise are the basis for selections. Translators must be over 25. There are no additional requirements for international applicants.


    December 1–15, 2023, followed by an event with the Center for the Art of Translation.

    This residency is made possible by the support of LARB and Yefe Nof, with special thanks to Anne Germanacos and the Center for the Art of Translation.