Institut Ramon LLull

Llull Fellowship

Targeted at International Publishers and Agents .September 13th – 17th 2021

This 2021 the Institut Ramon Llull (IRL) is organizing the 20th edition of its fellowship targeted at international publishers and agents during the 39th edition of the Setmana del Llibre en Català (Books in Catalan Week). As last year, it will be digital.


First launched in 2007, when the Catalan Culture was Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the project was conceived to foster the translation of Catalan works into other markets and languages. Since then, over 155 professionals from 32 countries have participated in this fellowship.


The programme aims to provide the participants with a more in-depth perspective on the Catalan literature as well as to build networks among Catalan and international publishing houses and literary agencies.


A professional Matchmaking

The fellowship offers a customized schedule of 30 minutes meetings with Catalan publishers and agents selected in accordance with the participant’s catalogues and their interests. The IRL will organize the meetings through the platform Zoom. Each participant will be able to meet around 30 Catalan agents and publishers and the meetings will be divided between two days: 14th and 15th September for Fiction and 16th and 17th for Non-Fiction and Children’s and YA Literature.

A virtual tour around Barcelona

The first day, Monday 13th, the program offers virtual meetings with the IRL staff, short capsules on Catalan literature, information about the Catalan literary publishing world and virtual visits to emblematic bookstores and to other outstanding cultural sites.

Personalized content

This year the IRL invites 30 international publishers to take part in one of the Llull Fellowship's customized programs focused on Literary Fiction, Non-Fiction, and children's books. To optimize their experience, the program includes both common activities and specific initiatives related to each focus of interest.

The fellowship runs along with the Books in Catalan Week in Barcelona. During these days, the publishers, bookstores and librarians take el Moll de la Fusta with literature as many talks, workshops and activities are scheduled to celebrate books in Catalan.

How to apply?

1. Accreditation (username and password) is required for foreign citizens without tax residency in Spain in order to handle electronic procedures with the Institut Ramon Llull (IRL). Applicants will receive an email notification with username and password within a maximum of 72 hours. The Institut Ramon LLull will validate the documents to verify the identity of the petitioner. Accreditation is valid for five years starting from the date on which username and password are communicated by email.

Please take into account that you should request your accreditation at least 48 hours before the application deadline.

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

The deadline for applications is 20th May 2021.



The following criteria are considered to select the candidates: country and catalogue of the publishing house, Catalan authors published (it is not necessary to have published any) and reasons for applying.

Previous year’s participants



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  • Generalitat de Catalunya Govern Illes Balears Ajuntament de Barcelona

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