Honors and Activities


Translator-in-Residence, 2019 Crossing Border Festival

In 2019 I was invited to take part in The Chronicles, the joint writer-translator residency program at the Crossing Border Festival in The Hague. I was paired with Dutch poet and author Simone Atangana Bekono. During each day of the festival she generated a new piece of writing which I had to translate that same afternoon. On the final evening of the festival, this culminated in a live event where we discussed our collaboration alongside the four other writer-translator pairs. The work Simone produced as part of the festival is archived here (in Dutch, and in my English translations).

Juror, GINT Translation Prize (2021, 2019, 2018)

Sponsored by the German Publishers and Booksellers Association and the Frankfurt Book Fair New York, the Geisteswissenschaften International Non-Fiction Translation Prize aims to draw the attention of publishers and English-language scholars to outstanding translation from German to English in the humanities.

Winner, 2017 GINT Translation Prize

‘In awarding the top honors to Emma Rault, the jurors found much to praise in her translation…[which] displayed an excellent understanding of the subject matter and command of the terminology in this area of scholarship, as well as a fine use of language that conveyed the text’s complexity in a reader-friendly style.’
– Jury’s Statement for the 2017 Geisteswissenschaften International Nonfiction Translators Prize

Workshops and Residencies

New Dutch Writing

Non-fiction translation workshop with Laura Vroomen and Anna Asbury

March 2021

New Dutch Writing

Poetry translation workshop led by David Colmer

July 2020

Translation Factory

Translation workshop at the Translators’ House Amsterdam with David Colmer and Laura Watkinson

November 2020

The Chronicles

Translation residency at the 2020 Crossing Border Festival in The Hague, the Netherlands

October 2019

Translate at City

Literary translation summer school for German–English translation with Shaun Whiteside

June 2017

Workshop for emerging Dutch–English translators

at the Translators’ House Amsterdam with David Colmer

March 2017

Literaire Vertaaldagen

Dutch–English literary translation workshop at the 2016 Literaire Vertaaldagen (“Literary Translation Days”) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands with Diane Webb

December 2016
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