Elvira Grassi 

UCC / Literature Ireland / Nano Nagle Place Literary Translator in Residence 2024

Elvira Grassi was born in Ancona, Italy. She works in Rome as a literary translator and editor. She holds a degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures and a specialisation in the Didactics of Italian as a Foreign Language from University for Foreigners of Siena. In 2005 she cofounded the editorial and literary agency Oblique Studio based in Rome. She has translated over twenty works of fiction into Italian, including authors like Anna Burns, Rónán Hession, Ian Williams, Angela Flournoy, Frances Greenslade, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum. She translates mainly for the Italian independent publisher Keller. During her residency at UCC she will be translating Big Girl, Small Town by Michelle Gallen.

Elvira Grassi will be based in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures during the second semester of 2023-2024. Besides working on her translation project, she will offer lectures and other activities at UCC while participating in literary festivals and other public events.

For more information, please contact Dr Martín Veiga: m.veiga@ucc.ie