International Translation Day

International Translation Day

For more information

The annual event for translators, translation and translated literature.

This is an online only event. 

International Translation Day (ITD) returns with a two-day programme from English PEN. ITD is the annual event for translators, translation and translated literature. Following the in-person programme of London-based workshops, talks and networking opportunities, English PEN hosts online conversations with international speakers.

For further events and information visit:

Aspiring, emerging, establishing: career progression

A conversation exploring the how translators start out, develop and sustain their careers – the opportunities for developing, and the challenges to doing so. Featuring translators at different stages in their career.

Samples, pitching and connecting with editors

Following the launch of English PEN’s new programme funding and showcasing sample translations, PEN Presents, a conversation exploring findings from the first round of the project, and exploring how best to get samples in front of editors.

Rights, royalties, pay and visibility: Where do we go from here?

With the ongoing success of the #TranslatorOnTheCover campaign, and following discussions about fair pay, terms and royalties, this extended conversation explores the next steps for the sector – the priorities, and how we go about achieving them.

The power of the bookseller

A conversation featuring booksellers and translators, exploring the vital, often hidden role booksellers play in championing translated literature and getting it into the hands of readers, and what we can get out of bringing these communities together.

Dual keynote

A high-profile writer–translator pairing share a virtual stage with keynote addresses on their individual and joint practice.

English Pen

The British Library is a charity. Your support helps us open up a world of knowledge and inspiration for everyone. Donate today.


Name: International Translation Day
Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
Show Map      How to get to the Library
When: -
Price: Online Free Event: £0.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546