Results of third competition for publishing and translating Latvian Literature Abroad

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2022, January 6

Results of third competition for publishing and translating Latvian Literature Abroad

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On October 13th, 2021 the Commission of experts gathered and assessed 13 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 and literary scholars Zita Kārkla and Pauls Daija.

In total, 11 project proposals from foreign publishers and all 21 proposals from translators were awarded. Please see the list of supported projects below. Together experts decided to support foreign publishers with amount of 31 800 EUR and translators with amount of 56 532 EUR.

Next contest will be announced on January 25, 2022.

RESULTS FOR PUBLISHERS:

Nr. Author Literary Work Language Publisher Support from the Latvian Literature platform (EUR)
1. Daina Gāga Ēķe Gribu būt dizainers Arabic Arab scientific publishers 3000
2. Agnese Vanaga Plastmasas huligāni: draugs pazudis Armenian Vernatun Media 3000
3. Vizma Belševica Billes skaistā jaunība Finnish Paperiporo 2800
4. Aleksandrs Čaks Kopoti raksti Finnish Paperiporo 3000
5. Zigmunds Skujiņš Kailums Arabic Al Arabi Publishing and Distributing 3000
6. Baiba Zīle Melu meistars German Klak Verlag 3000
7. Semjons Haņins Dzeja Estonian Tuum 3000
8. Andris Kalnozols Kalendārs mani sauc Lithuanian Odile 3000
9. Jānis Joņevs Jelgava 94 German Parasiten presse 3000
10. Semjons Haņins Bet ne ar to Croatian Meandar Media 2000
11. Orbīta Dzejas izlase Ukrainian Diskurs  3000

 

RESULTS FOR TRANSLATORS:

 

Nr. Author Literary Work Language Translator Publishing House
1.   Dainas Italian Margherita Carbonaro Ibis Edizioni
2. Andris Kalnozols Kalendārs mani sauc Lithuanian Laimantas Jonušys Odile
3. Jānis Joņevs Jelgava 94 Japanese Ayumi Kurosawa Sakuhinsha
4. Elīna Brasliņa Runājošie suņi Italian Margherita Carbonaro Sinnos
5. Zane Zusta Ucipuci meklē mājas Estonian Ilze Tālberga Rahva Raamat
6. Semjons Haņins Dzeja Estonian Aare Pilv Tuum
7. Nora Ikstena Ūdens mirdzēšana Spanish Rafael Martin Calvo Vaso Roto
8. Lilija Berzinska Skelets skapī English Žanete Vēvere-Pasqualini Emma Press
9. Imants Ziedonis Epifānijas Lithuanian Arvidas Valionis Hieronymus
10. Laura Vinogradova Upe English Kaija Straumanis Dalkey Archive Press
11. Andris Kalnozols Kalendārs mani sauc English Kaija Straumanis Open Letter
12. Jānis Joņevs Jelgava 94 Finnish Annika Suna Siltala
13. Nora Ikstena Mātes piens Malay Konuparamban Anthony Ittira Megha Books
14. Rasa Bugavičute-Pēce Puika, kurš redzēja tumsā Turkish Julija Kop Nova Publishing
15. Laura Vinogradova Upe German Britta Ringer Klak Verlag
16. Juris Zvirgzdiņš Mufa English Žanete Vēvere-Pasqualini Pegasus Publishing house
17.   Lībiešu dzejas antoloģija Finnish Olli Heikkonen Aviador Kustannus
18. Andris Kalnozols Kalendārs mani sauc German Sven Otto Kremayr Scheriau
19. Ērika Bērziņa Mammas dzejoļi English Māra Rozīte Piboco
20.   Dzejas antoloģija Finnish Mirja Hovila Paperiporo
21. Anšlavs Eglītis Švābu kapričo German Berthold Forsmann Guggolz