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This Year's First Competition for Foreign Publishers Concluded

2019, April 17

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On April 15th, the Commission of experts gathered and assessed 14 applications from foreign publishers 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 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, 10 project proposals from foreign publishers for publishing literary works of Latvian authors abroad were awarded. Please see the list of supported projects below. Together experts decided to support foreign publishers with amount of  24 552, 90 EUR.

Next contest will be announced in May 1st, 2019.

More information: HERE

NR Publisher Language Literary work Author Support from the Latvian Literature platform
1. Vakxikon GRE Dzejas antoloģija / Poetry Anthology Vairāki autori / Various authors 3000,00
2. Iperborea ITA Aka / The Well Regīna Ezera 3000,00
3. Cazador de ratas editorial SPA Dzejas izlase / Poetry Collection Inga Gaile 825,00
4. Tverdyna UKR Mātes piens / Soviet Milk Nora Ikstena 3000,00
5. Arcadia Books ENG Miesas krāsas domino / Flesh Coloured Dominos Zigmunds Skujiņš 2209,00
6. Miraggi edizioni di La Quercia Società Cooperativa ITA Stereo (un citi dzejoļi) / Stereo (and other poems) Sergejs Timofejevs 1637,50
7. Ergo BUL Dzejas izlase / Poetry collection Ojārs Vācietis 2271,40
8. Vernatun Media ARM Mazās bitītes lielais ceļojums / The Little Bee's Big Adventure Juris Zvirgzdiņš 2925,00
9. Sinnos società Cooperativa ITA Mufa / Muffa Juris Zvirgzdiņš 3000,00
10. Hena com HRV Mātes piens / Soviet Milk Nora Ikstena  2585,00
        TOTAL: 24552,90



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