Competition results for publishing Latvian original literary works abroad

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2017, March 21

Competition results for publishing Latvian original literary works abroad

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On 10th of March, 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 is composed of five experts: literary agent Žanete Vēvere-Paskvalīni, author and chairman of Latvian Writer`s Union Arno Jundze, translator Maima Grinberga, editor Vents Zvaignze, specialist in literature Eva Eglāja-Kristsone,

In total, 19 project proposals from foreign publishers for publishing literary works of Latvian authors abroad were submitted. The commission of expert supported 3 projects for the publishing Latvian authors in English language and 8 projects for the publishing Latvian authors in other languages (3 projects from SCCF resources and 5 – of the Ministry of culture).  Please see the list of supported projects below.

Next context will be announced in April 2017.
 

Publisher

Literary work

Language

Author

Financial source

SUPPORTED

 

Vernatun Media LLC

Latviešu brīnumpasakas

ARM

several

SCCF

    3 350,00

Esdrujula ediciones

Tētis

SP

Kārlis Vērdiņš

Ministry of Culture

    3 522,50

Iperborea

Miesas krāsas domino

IT

Zigmunds Skujiņš

Ministry of Culture

    6 127,50

TOV KROK

Dzejas izlase

UKR

Māris Salējs

SCCF

    1 800,00

V.B.Z.

Jelgava 94

CHRO

Jānis Joņevs

SCCF

    2 750,00

Valparasio edizinone

Dzejas izlase

SP

Arvis Viguls

Ministry of Culture

    2 575,00

Voland

Mātes piens

IT

Nora Ikstena

Ministry of Culture

    3 770,00

Antolog books

Mātes piens

MAC

Nora Ikstena

Ministry of Culture

    2 500,00

       

TOTAL:

  26 395,00

Book Island Limited

Trīs draugi vienas upes krastā

ENG

Inese Zandere

Ministry of Culture

   9 800,00

Peirene Press

Mātes piens

ENG

Nora Ikstena

Ministry of Culture

    5 740,00

Wracking ball Press

Jelgava 94

ENG

Jānis Joņevs

Ministry of Culture

    7 300,00

       

TOTAL:

  22 840,00