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Translators in Schools

On 4 June, as stage 2 of this innovative training programme, 20 translators delivered translation workshops to 60 children from Hillcross primary school. With the help of the translators, the children translated sections of French, Japanese, Spanish, Bulgarian, Italian, Greek, German and Polish children's books into English. More...

The Joseph Brodsky/Stephen Spender Prize
a worldwide prize for the translation of Russian poetry into English

On 7 May Dash Arts presented a wonderful evening of poetry, prose, music, discussion and film that explored the remarkable work and life of Russian poet and Nobel Prize winner Joseph Brodsky. More...

Translation Nation: inspiring language-learning and celebrating linguistic diversity in primary and secondary schools

In addition to the workshops in primary schools which won a European Language Label for innovation, Translation Nation is now being delivered in secondary schools. If you are interested in volunteering to help with the primary or secondary workshops, please email

The Stephen Spender Prize 2014
for poetry in translation

The 2014 competition closed for entries on 23 May 2014; the winners will be announced on Saturday 1 November. In the meantime why not read the winning entries from past years or email the Trust to request a free booklet?. More...

New Selected Journals, 1939–1995

Published by Faber and edited by Lara Feigel, Natasha Spender and John Sutherland, the Journals are "absorbing, generous and funny" (Peter Parker, Daily Telegraph). Read Jason Harding's review in the London Magazine.