The hosts pick up the residents at the Hinwil train station, and each resident receives a free rail pass, good for one day’s travel, to Zurich or the surrounding areas. In addition, they organize a weekly communal dinner.
Weekly fee: CHF 25.- (€15.-) This fee does not include food, telephone calls, printing, faxing or copying. Guests are also responsible for all travel costs. Please inquire about bursaries.
In order to be considered for a residency you must be a literary translator with at least one substantial published work; and you must be under contract for your current project.
The Translation House Looren opened its doors in 2005 and offers literary translators from around the world residencies of varying length. The House is open year-round, and translators working in all language combinations are welcome.
In the past, the House - built in the 1950s - has served both as a private residence and as a publishing house for the Albert Züst Company. It has been completely renovated and equipped with modern appliances.
8 single / 2 double rooms with private bath
A library of several thousand volumes, primarily reference works and dictionaries, is available to residents around the clock. In addition, the Translator house subscribes to magazines in several languages. On-line catalogue
The rural location of the Translation house offers ideal working conditions and a fantastic view of Lake Zurich and the Alps. Zurich can be reached by public transportation in one hour.
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