First Competition of 2022 for Translating and Publishing Latvian Literature Abroad Concluded

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2022, March 30

First Competition of 2022 for Translating and Publishing Latvian Literature Abroad Concluded

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On March 10, 2022 the Commission of experts gathered and assessed 35 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: translator Maima Grīnberga, writer Maira Dobele, executive manager of platform "Latvian Literature" Inga Bodnarjuka-Mrazauskas, literary scholar and redactor Jūlija Dibovska, and translator Māra Puķīte.

In total, 25 project proposals from foreign publishers and 19 proposals from translators were awarded. Please see the list of supported projects below. Together experts decided to support foreign publishers with amount of 64 608 EUR and translators with amount of 52 580 EUR.

Next contest will be announced on May 1, 2022.

RESULTS FOR PUBLISHERS:

No. Author Publisher Language Literary Work Support from the Latvian Literature platform (EUR)
1. Sanita Muižniece, Elīna Brasliņa Sinnos soc. Coop Italian Runājošie suņi 3000
2. Andris Kalnozols New Mag LLC Armenian Kalendārs mani sauc 2800
3. Aleksandrs Čaks Vakxikon publishing Greek Dzejas izlase 3000
4. Māra Zālīte Magyar Napló Hungarian Paradīzes putni 2700
5. Nora Ikstena Vakxikon publishing Greek Mātes piens 2000
6. Anete Melece Orfeo Negro Portuguese Kiosks 3000
7. Signe Viška Host – vydavatelstvi, s.r.o. Czech Kate, kas gribēja kļūt par vectēvu 3000
8. Inguna Ula Cepīte Mina Ise Estonian Ulsiks 2380
9. Semjons Haņins Kalmosani Publishing Georgian Dzejas izlase 1950
10. Juris Zvirgzdiņš,Lina Dūdaite Tochitza Bulgarian Lauvas rūciens 3000
11. Jānis Joņevs Sakuhinsha Japan Jelgava 94 3000
12. Jānis Joņevs Wydawnictwo marpress Polish Jelgava 94 2750
13. Vizma Belševica Editions Du Cygne French Bille 2470
14. Dace Kravele Arab Scientific publisher Arabic Dorabellas istaba 3000
15. Juris Kronbergs Bokförlaget Edda Swedish Uz balkona (bet ja visu laiku … 3000
16. Guntis Berelis Looming Raamatakogu Estonian Stāsti 1650
17. Baiba Damberga, Valts Ernštreits, Ķempju Kārlis Aviador Publisher Finnish Lībiešu dzejas antoloģija 2000
18. Kārlis Vērdiņš Slinktys Lithuanian Mēs; pieauugušie 800
19. Sergejs Timofejevs Wydawnictwo j. jacek Bierut Polish   2400
20. Zane Zusta Rahva Raamat Estonian Ucipuci meklē mājas 2500
21. Dmitrijs Kuzmins Staromiejski Dom Kultury Polish Dzejas izlase 2300
22. Sabīne Košeļeva, Anita Rupeika Paperiporo Finnish Gurķis Elmārs, kas dikti kreņķējās 3000
23. Juris Kronbergs Paperiporo Finnish Stāsti 2948
24. Regīna Ezera Ibis srl di Veronesi & C. Italian Cilvēkam vajag suni 2960
25. Zigmunds Skujiņš Mareverlag GmbH & Co Ohg German Gulta ar zelta kāju 3000

 

RESULTS FOR TRANSLATORS:

 

Nr. Author Literary Work Language Translator Publishing House
1. Aspazija, K.Skalbe, E.Prusa, T.Fabricius, A.Birzmalnieks, L.Lipman, M.Skuja, M.Plume, A.Sprudzs,R.Krauja, Tirzmaliete, A.Skujina Latviešu tautas pasakas Estonian Hannes Korjus Argo Publisher
2. Māris Salējs Mani neviens nepārsteigs ar zvaigzni. (dzeja) Polish Miłosz Waligórski Państwowy Instytut Wydawniczy (piw.pl)
3. Jānis Akuraters Kalpa zēna vasara Ukrainian Viktor Melnyk Literatura ta Mystetstvo
4. Andris Kuprišs Berlīne German Bettina Ruth Bergmann Ammian Verlag
5. Māris Bērziņš Svina garša Armenian Naira Khachatryan, Gohar Aslanyan Newmag
6. Guntis Berelis Es nekad nerunāju muļķības (6 stories) Estonian Margus Konnula Loomingu Raamatakogu
7. Svens Kuzmins Hohma Polish Agnieszka Smarzewska Marpress
8. Inguna Ula Cepīte Ulsiks Estonian Margus Konnula Mina Ise
9. Semjons Haņins Dzeju izlase Georgian Nene Giorgadze Kalmosani Publisher
10. Semjons Haņins Bet ne ar to Hungarian Orsolya Kis Prae Publishing House
11. Alberts Bels Būris Spanish Rafael Martin Calvo Colombian Publishing
House Esquina Tomada
12. Inga Grencberga Sestā sieva Estonian Merle Vare Helios Publishing House
13. Arno Jundze Putekļi smilšu pulkstenī Lithuanian Jurgis Algimantas Banevičius Kauko Laiptai
14. Vizma Belševica Bille un karš French Gita Grīnberga Editions Du Cygne
15. Juris Kronbergs Dzejas izlase Finnish Mirja Hovila Paperiporo
16. Lauris Gundars Dramatika jeb racionālā poētika Arabic Huda Yahya Afaq for Publishing & Distribution
17. Sergejs Timofejevs Replika Hungarian Annamaria Vass Prae Publishing House
18. Dmitrijs Kuzmins Dzejas izlase Polish Paulina Ciucka &Polina Yustova Staromiejski Dom Kultury
19. Nora Ikstena Mātes piens Danish Kristine Skarbinika-Pedersena Multivers