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Georgina Collins

Dr Georgina Collins is a Freelance Literary Translator (French to English), Writer and Literary Translation Consultant for the University of Bristol. She has an MA and PhD from Warwick University and has worked as a Lecturer in Translation Studies at the Universities of Glasgow, Warwick and now University College Cork. Georgina specialises in the translation of Francophone African texts and has published academic and professional articles in this field. In 2013, she won a joint English Pen Award for Writing in Translation for her contribution to Writing Revolution: The Voices from Tunis to Damascus (I.B. Tauris). Georgina is passionate about poetry and in 2007, she produced the first ever French-English bilingual collection of Francophone African women’s poetry. She has also translated the works of Senegalese author Mame Seck Mbacké and Cameroonian writer Jean-Claude Awono for Modern Poetry in Translation, as well as the activist poetry of French writer Laura Boullic for Active Art (Paraguay Press, 2019). Collins took third place in the 2021 Stephen Spender Prize for poetry translation with a poem from Awono. Georgina also runs her own pottery studio and has started to incorporate her translated poetry into her ceramics.

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