James Appleby is a poet, translator, and the editor of Interpret
, Scotland’s magazine of international literature where he has published authors in twenty languages. James’ own poetry appears in some of the UK’s major literary magazines, including Stand
, The North
, New Welsh Review
, Poetry Scotland
, and Acumen
. He was commended in the 2021 McLellan Poetry Competition, among Scotland’s most prestigious poetry awards, and is preparing his first chapbook for publication in 2023. James originally qualified as a conference interpreter, working with French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.
James was born in Manchester in 1993 and works in Edinburgh. Follow James's personal website here.
During his residency stay at Sofia Literature and Translation House James will be actively seeking Bulgarian writers of poems and short stories for the Interpret magazine
and will hold a lecture for the participants at the Autmn Studio for Literary Translation
. He will also participate at the Sofia Metaphors festival.
Photos from the event International Poetry in English Translation:
- Issue 8 of 'Interpret' magazine of international writing, with texts in Bulgarian, Ancient Greek, Macedonian, Turkish, Croatian and Romanian, as well as interviews with the leading artists of Ukraine on which James Appleby worked during his residency at the Sofia Literature and Translation House
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