Collectives and Community: The ALTA and Alta Episode

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People commonly picture translators, like writers, working alone with their texts. Presenting a different view, this episode explores community and the ways translators support each other and work together. Claire Breger-Belsky gets an inside look from American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) program manager and Spanish/Swedish translator Kelsi Vanada, and Julia Conrad catches up with Italian/German translator, publishing consultant, and member of multiple translation collectives Alta Price. You can find ALTA’s list of translation collectives here.

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Our theme music is by Nate Repasz; other music in the episode is by Tim Kahn.