Translation Contest

February 22nd, 2013 (No Comments)

During Francophonie days the French Institute in Latvia has organised the translation contest for the sixth year in a row. Everyone aged from 18 to 25 can take part in the contest. This year contestants will translate a fragment from “The Club of Incorrigible Optimists” by Jean-Michel Guenassia. For more detailed information please visit the […]

Elena Kostioukovitch, popular translator, writer and literary agent, is visiting Riga

February 20th, 2013 (No Comments)

She became famous in Russia due to her excellent translations of books by Umberto Eco into Russian. Since mid-80s Elena Kostioukovitch has permanently lived in Italy where she teaches Russian literature, works as an editor of Russian literature translations, and introduces high-quality modern Russian literature to Italian publishers. She is on friendly terms with Umberto […]

OPTIMALE symposium, Rennes 2 University, 6 June 2013

November 29th, 2012 (No Comments)

OPTIMALE symposium: Optimising the human factor in translation: facing the technological challenge Rennes 2 University, as the coordinator of the OPTIMALE project, is organising an international symposium “Optimising the human factor in translation: facing the technological challenge“ on 6 June 2013. OPTIMALE ( is an Erasmus Academic Network involving 70 partners from 32 different European countries […]