On 12th of December, 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 Ministry of culture of the Republic of Latvia. Commission was composed of five experts: translator Maima Grinberga, editor Vents Zvaignze, specialist in literature Eva Eglāja-Kristsone, author and cultural journalist Arno Jundze, literary agent Žanete Vēvere-Paskvalīni.
In total, 4 project proposals from foreign publishers for publishing literary works of Latvian authors abroad were submitted. The commission of expert supported all 4 projects for the publishing Latvian authors in English language. Please see the list of supported projects below.
1. Parthian Books / New Baltic Poetry (Anthology) / ENG / several authors / 1630 EUR
2. Vagabond Voices / Gold / ENG / A.Upītis / 7506 EUR
3. The Emma Press / The Book of Clouds / ENG / J.Kronbergs / 5274,97 EUR
4. The Emma Press / The Queen of Seagulls / ENG / R.Briede / 3783,23 EUR
TOTAL: 18194,2 EUR
Next contest for foreign publisher will be open at 10th of January 2018.
More information please find here.