Found in Translation, Or Why to Translate & for Who?

  • 11/15/2022
  • 11:30 - 13:00
  • University of Washington, Seattle Campus, Communications Bldg. (CMU) Room 202

The UW Translation Studies Hub presents

Found in Translation, Or Why to Translate & for Who?

by Piotr Florczyk

The paradox of the U.S. literary marketplace is that it is both diverse and insular; with various interest groups and communities vying for attention and recognition, translators need to be cognizant of the repercussions of their decisions to translate this or that author.  Consequently, the goal of this colloquium is to share ideas and experiences of navigating the fraught process of translating and publishing unknown poets and writers in the U.S. Topics covered will include choosing an (unknown) author, strategies for pitching the work to editors and publishers and for marketing the book after it is published. 

Piotr Florczyk is Assistant Professor of Global Literary Studies at UW-Seattle, and an award-winning poet and translator from Polish. Learn more about his work at

Hosted by the Translation Studies Hub at the Simpson Center for the Humanities. For more information contact Aria Fani at

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