Last Competition for Translating and Publishing Latvian Literature Abroad Concluded

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2019, September 27

Last Competition for Translating and Publishing Latvian Literature Abroad Concluded

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On September 9th, the Commission of experts gathered and assessed 12 applications from foreign publishers and 11 applications 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 The State Culture Capital Foundation, and supported projects in different languages. The Commission was composed of five experts: literary critic Anda Baklāne, translator and publisher Pēteris Jankavs, translator Dace Meiere, writer and translator Vilis Kasims and executive manager of the "Latvian Literature" platform Inga Bodnarjuka-Mrazauskas.

In total, 9 project proposals from foreign publishers and 11 proposals from translators were awarded. Please see the list of supported projects below. Together experts decided to support foreign publishers with amount of 23818,14 EUR and translators with amount of 15138,96 EUR.

Next contest will be announced in February 1st, 2020.

RESULTS FOR PUBLISHERS:

Nr. Author Literary Work Language Publisher Support from the Latvian Literature platform
1 Anete Melece Kiosks / Kiosk Chinese San Min Book Co Ltd. 3000
2 Various Authors Bikibuki / Bicki-Books #2 English The Emma Press Ltd. 5585,14
3 Māra Zālīte "Pieci pirksti" Pieci Pirksti / Five Fingers Ukrainian Yaroslaviv Val Publishing House 2200
4 Nora Ikstena Mātes piens / Soviet Milk Arabic Mamdouh Adwan publishing house 1700
5 Rūta Briede Kaiju karalienes noslēpums / The Mystery of the Queen of Seagulls Korean Mirae Media & Books Co 2450
6 Valentīns Jākobsons Brokastis pusnaktī / Breakfast in the Midnight French Editions du Cygne 2058
7 Juris Zvirgzdiņš Tobiass, Čārlijs un Neredzamais spoks / Tobias, Charlie and the Invisible Ghost Armenian Vernatun Media 2725
8 Vladis Spāre Tu nevari dabūt visu, ko gribi / You Cannot Get All You Want Russian ANO Redaktsiya jurnala "Inostrannaya Literatura" 3000
9 Ingmāra Balode alba / alba Ukrainian FOP Zavadskyi Iurii Romanovych 1100
        TOTAL: 23818,14

RESULTS FOR TRANSLATORS:

Nr. Author Literary Work Language Translator Publisher
1 Māra Zālīte Klusās vētras un citi dzejoļi Ukrainian Viktor Melnyk Prosvita Publishing Center
2 Māris Bērziņš Svina garša Russian Jurijs Kasjaničs Text Publishers
3 Vizma Belševica Bille Finnish Mirja Hovila Paperiporo
4 Semjons Haņins Bet ne ar to/No ne tem Belarussian Andrei Khadanovich The Lohvinau Publishing House
5 Agnese Vanaga Plastmasas huligāni English Žanete Vēvere-Pasqualini Helvetiq
6 Zane Zusta Tarakāni manā galvā Lithuanian Audrius Musteikis Terra Publica
7 Krišjānis Zeļģis Zvēri German Kasnitz Adrian Parasitenpresse
8 Juris Zvirgzdiņš Tobiass, Čārlijs un Neredzamais spoks Armenian Naira Khachatryan Vernatun
9 Anete Melece Kiosks Estonian Margus Konnula Paike Ja Pilv
10 Ingmāra Balode alba Ukrainian Māris Salējs FOP Zavadskyi Iurii Romanovych
11 Nora Ikstena Mātes piens Arabic Dahouk RUKIYA Mamdouh adwan publishing house