On June 18th, the Commission of experts gathered and assessed 11 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, 9 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 23 500 EUR.
Next contest will be announced in August 1st, 2019.
|NR||Publisher||Language||Literary work||Author||Support from the Latvian Literature platform|
|1.||Lithuanian Writers' Union Publishers||LTU||Sarkanais dzīvsudrabs / Red Quicksilver||Arno Jundze||3000,00|
|2.||Abismos Editorial||ESP||Putekļi smilšu pulkstenī / Dust in an Hourglass||Arno Jundze||3000,00|
|3.||Päike ja Pilv||EST||Zirgā / In Wich The Horse Walks On The Piano||Inese Zandere||2000,00|
|4.||OMBRA GVG||ALB||Pieci Pirksti / Five Fingers||Māra Zālīte||2500,00|
|5.||Shinhyoron Publishing Inc||JPN||Mātes piens / Soviet Milk||Nora Ikstena||3000,00|
|6.||Klak||DEU||Mātes piens / Soviet Milk||Nora Ikstena||3000,00|
|7.||Kalachuvadu Publications||IND||Ar balles kurpēm Sibīrijas sniegos / With Dancing Shoes in Siberian Snows||Sandra Kalniete||2100,00|
|8.||Antolog Books||MKD||Uci Puci meklē mājas / Ucipuci Is Looking for Home||Zane Zusta||2550,00|
|9.||Nodar Dumbadze Publishing & Literary Agency||GEO||Dzejas izlase / Poetry Collection||Sergejs Timofejevs||3000,00|
|TOTAL:||23 500, 00|