In Other Words

The national journal for practicing literary translators and for everyone interested in the craft of literary translation. 

Regular features include translators at work, international perspectives, and the annual Sebald lecture. Each issue has a specific theme. The journal was founded by Peter Bush in 1992 and published by the British Centre for Literary Translation  (BCLT), founded by WG Max Sebald at UEA. 

In 2015 Writers’ Centre Norwich took responsibility for BCLT’s public programmes and as part of this, took over responsibility for publishing this prestigious magazine. 

In Other Words is published twice a year in July and January. Subscription rates are for two consecutive issues.

In Other Words is available free to all members of the Translators Association (Society of Authors). A copy will be posted to your membership address on publication.

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Issue No.50 - January 2018

25th anniversary edition, featuring a letter from the founding editor, Peter Bush, essays on Translating Modern Classics (including on Beckett and Conrad, translating Spanish American and Aboriginal texts), and articles from Pam Allen and David Bellos.

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Issue No.49 - Autumn 2017

With essays by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o on Adventures in Translation, Preti Taneja on Contemporary India, Julietta Steinhauer on Egypt Under the Ptolemies - and much more. 


'A View from...France: Posh Bingo and Protectionism' - Frank Wynne

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