This year's first competition for foreign publishers concluded

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2018, March 14

This year's first competition for foreign publishers concluded

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On 6th of March, the Commission of experts gathered and assessed 22 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 State Culture Capital Foundation, and supported projects in different languages. The Commission was composed of five experts: translator Maima Grīnberga, editor Vents Zvaigzne, specialist in literature Eva Eglāja-Kristsone, author and cultural journalist Arno Jundze, literary agent Žanete Vēvere-Paskvalīni.

In total, 3 project proposals from foreign publishers for publishing literary works of Latvian authors in English language were submitted. The commission of experts also supported 13 projects for the publishing Latvian authors in other languages. Please see the list of supported projects below. Together experts decide to support foreign publishers with amount of  40 792 euros.

Next context will be announced in 10th of May 2018.

More information please find here.

GRANTED BY MINISTRY OF CULTURE

 

NR

Publisher

Language

Literary work

Author

Support from LWU

1

Little Island Books

ENG

Līze analīze

Inese Zandere

4785

2

Francis Boutle Publishers

ENG

Dzejas izlase

Valsts Ernštreits

1800

3

Valley Press

ENG

Dzejas izlase

Arvis Viguls

2120

4

Bokbyen Forlag

Norvegian

Dzīves svinēšana

Nora Ikstena

2863

5

Arktinen Banaani

Finnish

Pieci pirksti

Māra Zālīte

3000

       

TOTAL:

14568

 

GRANTED BY STATE CULTURE CAPITAL FOUNDATION

 

NR

Publisher

Language

Literary work

Author

Support from LWU

1

Prozart Media

Macedonian

18

Pauls Bankovskis

1700

2

OOO “AI”

Russian

Sveiks, Vali!

Lauris Gundars

2861

3

SKUD Ivan Goran Kovačič

Chroatian

Dzejas izlase

Arvis Viguls

1700

4

Vince Kiado

Hungarian

Jelgava 94

Jānis Joņevs

3000

5

KUD Sodobnost International

Slovenian

Nenotikušais atklājums

Mārtiņš Zutis

1613

6

Book in Batumi

Georgian

Mātes piens

Nora Ikstena

1800

7

Esdrujula Ediciones

Spanish

Līze analīze

Inese Zandere

3000

8

Siesta Publishing House

Georgian

Bet ne ar to

Semjons Hanins

2470

9

OU Paike Ja Pilv

Estonian

Nenotikušais atklājums

Mārtiņš Zutis

1700

10

TOV Kompaniya Krok

Ukrainian

Dzejas izlase

Uldis Bērziņš

1780

11

Editions courtes et longues

French

Pazudušais pērtiķis

Luīze Pastore

4600

       

TOTAL:

26224