We know Alison Wong’s award winning As the Earth Turns Silver, now we and the rest of the world can read it in Spanish.
As the Earth Turns Silver was the first recipient of the Creative New Zealand translation grant programme in partnership with PANZ. Published in March 2011 by Ediciones Siruela, Cuando la tierra se vuelve de plata uses the same artwork as the NZ edition – by the Awa Press Young Designer of the Year, Keely O’Shannessy.
Translation of Friends: Snake and Lizard into Norwegian is also under way with an expected publication date of May.
In February, funding was awarded to assist the translation into Dutch of Hand me Down World by Lloyd Jones.
International Publishers: The next translation grant deadline is 1 May, 2010. Apply online at www.publishers.org.nz under translation grants.