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Making Catalan Literature Travel for International Publishers and Agents

September 11th-15th 2017

Open Call

Making Catalan Literature Travel

Targeted at International Publishers and Agents

September 11th – 15th 2017

Object

The Institut Ramon Llull (IRL) is organizing his 16th edition of his fellowship MAKING CATALAN LITERATURE TRAVEL for international publishers and agents to take place in September 11th-15th 2017 in Barcelona during the 35th edition of the Setmana del Llibre en Català (Books in Catalan Week).

First launched in 2007, when the Catalan Culture was the Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the project was set up in order to foster the translation of Catalan works into other languages. During those last ten years, 119 professionals from 31 countries have participated in this fellowship.

Its main goal is to enhance the knowledge and, therefore, the interest in Catalan literature among international publishers and agents and to provide them with a more in-depth perspective on the subject as well as to help building networks among Catalan and international publishing companies and literary agencies.

What to expect?

This year, the fellowship will take place along with the Books in Catalan Week in Barcelona. During these days, the publishers, bookstores and librarians take the streets and the city beats with literature as many talks, workshops and activities are scheduled to celebrate books in Catalan in the heart of the Old Town.

The fellowship programme will interact with the Books in Catalan Week to offer a wide range of events. It will include introductory sessions on Catalan literature, an overview of the Catalan literary publishing world, informal meetings with writers, illustrators and translators as well as visits to emblematic bookstores and to other outstanding cultural sites. Among these series of activities, we will organise a schedule of 30’ meetings with Catalan publishers and agents selected in accordance with your catalogue contents.

The IRL will invite 7 Fiction publishers/agents and 5 children’s and YA’s books publishers/agents. In order to optimise your experience, the programme will include both common activities and specific initiatives related to your focus of interest.

Travel and accommodation expenses during the fellowship will be covered by the IRL: 4 nights (September 11th – 15th).  

The following criteria are taken into account to select the candidates: country and catalogue of the publishing house, Catalan authors published and reasons for applying.

The selected publishers and agents will be announced before the 15th May 2017.

How to apply?

Please fill in and send the on-line form to the Institut Ramon Llull.

The deadline for applications is May 1st 2017.

Previous year’s participants

The Institut Ramon Llull is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and the Barcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.
Generalitat de Catalunya Govern de les Illes Balears Ajuntament de Barcelona
The IRL forms part of the Fundació Ramon Llull, which was established by the Government of Andorra, the Ramon Llull Institute, General Council of the Eastern Pyrenees, the city of Alghero, Balearic Islands Towns and Entities Network and the group of Valencian Cities, and has its central offices in Andorra.
Fundació Ramon Llull