First Competition of 2020 for Translating and Publishing Latvian Literature Abroad Concluded

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2020, February 28

First Competition of 2020 for Translating and Publishing Latvian Literature Abroad Concluded

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On February 24th, the Commission of experts gathered and assessed 33 applications from foreign publishers and 21 application from translators for publishing literary works of Latvian authors abroad. This competition was financed by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia and supported projects in different languages. The Commission was composed of five experts: literary scholar and editor Sigita Kušnere, project manager of International Writers and Translators’ House Ieva Balode, translator Dace Meiere and literary scholars Jānis Ozoliņš and Ojārs Lāms.

In total, 13 project proposals from foreign publishers and 13 proposals from translators were awarded. Please see the list of supported projects below. Together experts decided to support foreign publishers with amount of 29 600 EUR and translators with amount of  36 500 EUR.

Next contest will be announced on May 5th, 2020.

 

RESULTS FOR PUBLISHERS: 

 

Nr.

Author

Literary Work

Language

Publisher

Support from the Latvian Literature platform

1

Sergejs Timofejevs

Dzejas izlase / Collection of Poems

Rumanian

Max Blecher

2000

2

Krišjānis Zeļģis

Zvēri / Beasts

German

Parasitenpresse

2400

3

Osvalds Zebris

Gaiļu kalna ēnā / In the Shadow of Rooster Hill

French

Agullo editions

3000

4

Lauris Gundars

Vaļa balss / Whale's Voice

Korean

Mirae Media and Books

3000

5

Inga Ābele

Duna / Thunder

English

Norvik Press

3000

6

Anete Melece

Kiosks / The Kiosk

Czech

Labyrint

2000

7

Various authors

Dzejas antoloģija / Poetry Anthology

Finnish

Palladium Kirjat

1400

8

Māris Bērziņš

Svina garša / Taste of Lead

Russian

Aletheya

3000

9

Anete Melece

Kiosks / The Kiosk

Slovenian

KUD Sodobnost International

2000

10

Anete Melece

Kiosks / The Kiosk

English

Gecko Press

2000

11

Anete Melece

Kiosks / The Kiosk

Estonian

Paike ja Pilv

2000

12

Sergejs Timofejevs

Dzejas izlase / Collection of Poems

Macedonian

PNV Publikacii DOOEL

800

13

Nora Ikstena

Mātes piens / Soviet Milk

Swedish

Tranan

3000

 

RESULTS FOR TRANSLATORS
 

Nr.

Author

Literary Work

Language

Translator

Support from the Latvian Literature platform

1

Various authors

Latgaliešu dzejas antoloģija / Latgalian Poetry Anthology

English

Jayde Will

900

2

Nora Ikstena

Mātes piens / Soviet Milk

Polish

Daniel Łubiński

2600

3

Osvalds Zebris

Gaiļu kalna ēnā / In the Shadow of Rooster Hill

French

Nicolas Auzanneau

3500

4

Various authors

Mūsdienu latviešu dzejas izlase / Collection of Contemporary Latvian Poetry

Finnish

Annika Suna

1800

5

Inga Ābele

Paisums / High Tide

German

Matthias Knoll

4500

6

Vizma Belševica

Bille un karš / Bille and War

Finnish

Mirja Hovilla

3000

7

Māra Zālīte

Paradīzes putni / Birds of Paradise

Lithuanian

Erika Drungytė

3600

8

Zigmunds Skujiņš

Gulta ar zelta kāju / The Bed with the Golden Leg

German

Nicole Nau

7000

9

Sergejs Timofejevs

Mežs sākas šeit / The Forest Starts Here

Macedonian

Julijana Velichkovska-Dimoska

1500

10

Māra Zālīte

Pieci pirksti / Five Fingers

Hungarian

Béla Jávorszky

3000

11

Semjon Khanin

Bet ne ar to / But Not With It

Italian

Elisa Baglioni

2600

12

Nora Ikstena

Dzīves svinēšana / Celebration of Life

Ukrainian

Lina Melnyk

1500

13

Various Authors

Mūsdienu latviešu dzejas antoloģija / Contemporary Latvian Poetry Anthology

Polish

Olga Wiewiora

1000