Murder and Mayhem in Translation

  • Murder and Mayhem in Translation – Literary Translation Winter School

    Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

    June 27, 28, 29 and July 1

    For members of the public: Murder and Mayhem in Translation Public Events Program

    For participants: Full program Murder and Mayhem

    This year’s exciting event merges the theme of ‘crime fiction’ with translation. Languages are French, Italian and Spanish. We are very excited to confirm the following authors and translators:

    French Stream – Author DOMINIQUE SYLVAIN and translator JEAN ANDERSON – source text available here: French Stream Sylvain selection

    Italian Stream – Author CARLO LUCARELLI and translator BRIGID MAHER – source text available here: Italian Stream Lucarelli selection

    Spanish Stream – Author LORENZO SILVA and translator IMOGEN WILLIAMS – source text available here: Spanish Stream Silva selection

    For further info on our guests, click on the ‘People‘ tab.


    In partnership with the British Centre for Literary Translation, Monash University’s Translation and Interpreting Studies program hold an annual Literary Translation summer/winter school aimed at students, writers, professional translators, language teachers and anyone interested in literary translation!

    A week-long residential program of hands-on translation practice is accompanied by public talks and panel discussions addressing a wide range of topics, as well as networking opportunities. Daily translation workshops are led by both an expert translator and the author of the text to be translated.

    To date we have run two events: the inaugural Translated! held in February 2011 with French, German and Spanish language streams, and Translation/Transnation, held in July 2012 with Japanese, Italian and Chinese (Mandarin) language streams. An overview of the final day’s presentations at  Translation/Transnation, kindly put together by the Italian stream’s participating author Laila Wadia, can be seen here. Participating authors have included Elizabeth Honey, Jorge Carrión, Shu Cai and Moetai Brotherson.