Literary Translation

Regarded as among “the finest translation programs in the world” by World Literature Today, the UConn Program in Literary Translation welcomes students from all disciplines and levels who are interested in studying the art and craft of literary translation. Our program offers a collaborative environment where students can gain the skills and knowledge to craft their own translations of international literature. Enrolled students range from native bilingual speakers, to new learners of a foreign language, to creative writers seeking new techniques for expression. Our students are taught the tools and techniques for selecting, translating, and pitching a book-length work of translations.

Current students and alumni have received prestigious translation awards such as the PEN/Heim Award, the PEN Award for the English Translation of Italian Literature, the World Literature Today Translation Award, and the Constantinides Memorial Translation Award, have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes, and have received numerous fellowships to conferences hosted by Bread Loaf and the American Literary Translators Association. Our students publish regularly in Asymptote, Beloit Poetry Journal, Harvard Review, Kenyon Review, Two Lines, World Literature Today, and other journals, and have published books with major international presses.


Students interested in pursuing the study of Literary Translation should send an e-mail to: Peter Constantine: