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VEMU Translation Competition

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The Museum of Estonians Abroad (VEMU) in Toronto together with the Estonian Writer’s Union and Estonian Literature Center announce a competition to find new translators of fiction from Estonian into English. Participation is open to people of all ages provided they have not previously made public any translated book.

Contestants must translate both prescribed texts: Jürgen Rooste’s “Astrid Lindgreni surm”, Mehis Heinsaar’s “Rändaja õnn”. Texts can be found here:

Winners will be eligible for publication in the Estonian Literary Magazine and to receive a travel stipend to attend the translators’ seminar taking place in mid June in Estonia.

For more information and to see the prescribed texts visit:

The competition deadline date is March 31, 2021.


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