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Translation Competition

logo encountersThe University of Nottingham, IMLR, and the Centre for Dutch and Flemish Studies at the University of Sheffield organise a light-hearted translation competition as part of the Encounter between Dutch author and performer Rebekka de Wit and literary translator Jonathan Reeder. The conversation between author and translator will take place on 23 November 2016,  Nottingham University, Trent Building, Room B46. We will start at 15.00. The Encounter will be followed by drinks.

The competition text can be downloaded from the righthand column.

Registration Enccounter Event

Competition Details

  • The competition is open to all student and non-professional translators. The text is translated into English.
  • Closing date: 18 November 2016
  • Submission: Please send your translation as a word attachment to H.louwerse@shef.ac.uk.
  • Winner: Rebekka and Jonathan will choose their favourite translation from the entries.
  • Prize: the winner will receive their praise and prize – a signed copy of Rebekka’s debut novel – during the Encounter Event on 23 November 2016, 3 PM.
  • Where: The Enounter session will take place at Nottingham University, Trent Building, Room B46.


Rebekka de Wit and Jonathan Reeder are no strangers to Sheffield or Nottingham. In Spring 2016 Rebekka de Wit was the Dutch Language Union Writer in Residence UK. She worked with Jonathan and with students of Dutch at Sheffield and Nottingham on a translation of her citybook.eu story about Antwerp: 'Until the Difference is Between Galaxies'. 

Here is a short video of the Student Translation Symposium at Sheffield in March 2016 and De Wit's performance of her experiences during her residence in the UK. 

Organisors: University of Nottingham, Institute of Modern Languages Research with the Centre for Dutch and Flemish Studies at Sheffield,

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