Competition results for publishing Latvian literature abroad

September 25, 2017

Competition results for publishing Latvian literature abroad

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On 12th of September, the Commission of experts gathered and assessed applications from foreign publishers for publishing literary works of Latvian authors abroad. The competition is financed by the State Culture Capital Foundation (SCCF) and by the Ministry of culture of the Republic of Latvia. The Commission was composed of four experts: translator Maima Grīnberga, editor Vents Zvaignze, specialist in literature Eva Eglāja-Kristsone, author and cultural journalist Arno Jundze.

In total, 14 project proposals from foreign publishers for publishing literary works of Latvian authors abroad were submitted. The commission of expert supported 6 projects for the publishing Latvian authors in English language and 4 projects for the publishing Latvian authors in other languages from SCCF resources. Please see the list of supported projects below.

More information please find here.

Next context (only for English publishers) will be announced in October 10, 2017.

GRANTED BY MINISTRY OF CULTURE

 

NR

Publisher

Literary work

Language

Author

Support from LWU

1

Parthian

Insomnia

ENG

A. Bells

1300

2

Parthian

Poetry selection

ENG

M. Gruntmane

1680

3

Fire fly press

Maskachka story

ENG

L. Pastore

7050

4

Vagabond

Nackedness

ENG

Z.Skujiņš

3719

5

Momentum book

In the shadow of death

ENG

R. Blaumanis

3365

6

Centrala Ltd

Discovery that never was

ENG

M.Zutis

4470

       

TOTAL:

21584

GRANTED BY SCCF (VKKF)

 

NR

Publisher

Literary work

Language

Author

Support from LWU

1

Shkupi Publishing house

Poetry selection

Albanian

Orbita

2000

2

Arte Publishing

Discovery that never was

Korean

M. Zutis

3600

3

Mastacka literature

Latvian fairytales

Belorussian

 –

2400

4

Kulturi leeht

Stikli

Estonian

I.Gaile

2000

       

TOTAL:

10000