Winners of the Literary Translation Fund (from Albanian into Foreign Languages) Announced

portaliIn line with the cultural policies that aim to advocate and promote Albanian literature abroad as well as to provide support to foreign translators and publishing companies planning to translate Albanian literature, the Albanian Ministry of Culture is announcing the list of winners of The Literary Translation Fund (from Albanian into Foreign Languages) for 2016. This fund was started for the first time this year with the aim of providing financial support for the translation of important Albanian literature works. Furthermore, its aim was also to promote Albanian authors and Albanian literature in foreign countries. The fund aims to come to the assistance of foreign translators with an interest in translating from the Albanian language, as well as to reduce publication costs for foreign publishers who seek to bring Albanian literature to foreign readers. The Ministry of Culture made an amount of ALL 2,000,000 available for this fund. The board and then a jury of experts in the field of translation selected six out of a total of ten applications. It is our pleasure to notice that alongside the names of the winning translators and publishing companies, the books selected include some of the best authors of Albanian literature. Within ten days from the day of the announcement of the winners, the publishing companies shall be contacted to select a date for the contract signing. Download the document below to see the winners :