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First Translation Grants Awarded

By January 18, 2011 No Comments

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Creative New Zealand has announced the first recipients of funding as part of the new scheme supporting the translation of New Zealand literature into foreign languages.

Joy Cowley’s junior fiction Friends: Snake & Lizard will be translated into Norwegian by Oslo-based publishing house Cappelen Damm and Alison Wong’s As the Earth turns Silver will be translated into Spanish by Madrid-based publisher, Ediciones Siruela.

 

The scheme was developed following research by the New Zealand Book Council which found that the leading international models for promoting a country’s literature focused on a translation grant scheme.

Administered by the Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) the scheme contributes up to 50 percent of the translation cost per title, to a maximum $5000. Launched at the Frankfurt Book Fair last October, the scheme will be extended to the Asian market at next month’s Taipei International Book Fair.

International Publishers can apply online at www.publishers.org.nz. Application deadlines for 2011 are 1 February, 1 May, 1 August and 1 November. Further information at: http://www.creativenz.govt.nz/international/new_zealand_literature

Creative New Zealand has announced the first recipients of funding as part of the new scheme supporting the translation of New Zealand literature into foreign languages.

Joy Cowley’s junior fiction Friends: Snake & Lizard will be translated into Norwegian by Oslo-based publishing house Cappelen Damm and Alison Wong’s As the Earth turns Silver will be translated into Spanish by Madrid-based publisher, Ediciones Siruela.

The scheme was developed following research by the New Zealand Book Council which found that the leading international models for promoting a country’s literature focused on a translation grant scheme.

Administered by the Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) the scheme contributes up to 50 percent of the translation cost per title, to a maximum $5000. Launched at the Frankfurt Book Fair last October, the scheme will be extended to the Asian market at next month’s Taipei International Book Fair.

International Publishers can apply online at www.publishers.org.nz. Application deadlines for 2011 are 1 February, 1 May, 1 August and 1 November.

Further information at: http://www.creativenz.govt.nz/international/new_zealand_literature