Poet Juan Vicente Piqueras (translation in English* by Anne Milano Appel) wrote about translators:

They’ve become invisible owing to humility.
For centuries they were also anonymous.
They, who live by names and with names,
did not have a name.
In the liturgy of literature
they are often treated like altar boys.
Instead they are true pontiffs: those who build bridges
between islands of far-flung languages, who know
that all languages are foreign,
that everything between us is translation.

The aim of this database is to provide translators everywhere with a positive identity as they toil relentlessly
to bring Italian books to foreign readers and help them bridge distances.  Ilide Carmignani

A project by with the expert advice of Ilide Carmignani and Simona Cives.
If you are a literary translator, here all the information on how to join it.
*Translation in English: © 2015 Juan Vicente Piqueras and Anne Milano Appel. All rights reserved.
You can read the poetry I traduttori in both Italian and English in the official website of the translator Anne Milano Appel.
Inserisci qui il testo del help in inglese
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