Translators in Heidelberg
Know their craft
A striking number of renowned literary translators live in Heidelberg and the vicinity. Since 1994, the Heidelberg Public Library has provided a forum for the backroom workers who make up this very important profession. The Heidelberg Public Library together with Heidelberg University and the translators’ associations organised the conference in Baden-Württemberg in May 2013 - a week full of literary events at numerous locations in town, aimed at bringing literary translation to a wider audience.
Many renowned translators have learned their artful trade at the Institute for Translation and Interpretation in Heidelberg. However, to turn a translated work into a success another factor is very important as well: the publishing houses. Heidelberg has the fortune to be home to a number of publishing companies that have distinguished themselves by their exceptionally broad and varied commitment to translation.