On 10th of March, the Commission of experts gathered and assessed applications from foreign publishers for publishing literary works of Latvian authors abroad. The competition is financed by the State Culture Capital Foundation (SCCF) and by the Ministry of culture of the Republic of Latvia.
The Commission is composed of five experts: literary agent Žanete Vēvere-Paskvalīni, author and chairman of Latvian Writer`s Union Arno Jundze, translator Maima Grinberga, editor Vents Zvaignze, specialist in literature Eva Eglāja-Kristsone,
In total, 19 project proposals from foreign publishers for publishing literary works of Latvian authors abroad were submitted. The commission of expert supported 3 projects for the publishing Latvian authors in English language and 8 projects for the publishing Latvian authors in other languages (3 projects from SCCF resources and 5 – of the Ministry of culture). Please see the list of supported projects below.
Next context will be announced in April 2017.
|Publisher||Literary work||Language||Author||Financial source||SUPPORTED|
|Vernatun Media LLC||Latviešu brīnumpasakas||ARM||several||SCCF||3 350,00|
|Esdrujula ediciones||Tētis||SP||Kārlis Vērdiņš||Ministry of Culture||3 522,50|
|Iperborea||Miesas krāsas domino||IT||Zigmunds Skujiņš||Ministry of Culture||6 127,50|
|TOV KROK||Dzejas izlase||UKR||Māris Salējs||SCCF||1 800,00|
|V.B.Z.||Jelgava 94||CHRO||Jānis Joņevs||SCCF||2 750,00|
|Valparasio edizinone||Dzejas izlase||SP||Arvis Viguls||Ministry of Culture||2 575,00|
|Voland||Mātes piens||IT||Nora Ikstena||Ministry of Culture||3 770,00|
|Antolog books||Mātes piens||MAC||Nora Ikstena||Ministry of Culture||2 500,00|
|Book Island Limited||Trīs draugi vienas upes krastā||ENG||Inese Zandere||Ministry of Culture||9 800,00|
|Peirene Press||Mātes piens||ENG||Nora Ikstena||Ministry of Culture||5 740,00|
|Wracking ball Press||Jelgava 94||ENG||Jānis Joņevs||Ministry of Culture||7 300,00|