The LARB + Yefe Nof Translation Residency Application Deadline

September 14, 2022 11:59 pm


September 14, 2022 11:59 pm


Open to the public

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. Throughout 2021, our anniversary year, we threw a monthly spotlight on translated work. This summer, at LITLIT (the Little Literary Fair), we produced a panel on the art of translation, and esteemed translators Magdalena Edwards, Andrew Way Leong, Bruna Dantas Lobato, and Robin Myers shared insights into their methods and projects with an eager audience.

This summer, we honor this legacy and strengthen our commitment. We’re thrilled to launch 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 winning translator will have the opportunity to complete and polish their translation of a short story, in consultation with LARB editor-in-chief and longtime literary translator Boris Dralyuk, during a two-week stay at Yefe Nof in Lake Arrowhead, California, from December 2 to December 16, 2022. The resident’s piece will be published in The LARB Quarterly and in LARB online.

The 2022 residency application opens August 15 and closes September 14 at 11:59pm PST. Applications will be reviewed in September and finalists will be contacted in October. The winning translator will be announced in October.


Learn more about Yefe Nof here.

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If you have any questions about the residency program, please write to LARB’s public programs manager, Kelly Peyton, at [email protected].