BASQUE. BOOKS. - The portal for samples of Basque literature
Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.
The Etxepare Basque has launched a new project: the portal for samples of literature in Basque. The project was presented at the Tabakalera building in Donostia, together with professional associations from the literature and book sector and the Basque Government.
What is the portal for samples of literature in Basque?
It is an online tool created by the Etxepare Basque Institute for the purpose of internationalising Basque literature and the translation of Basque literature into other languages. The portal can be found at www.basquebooks.eus.
The website is in English and has two goals:
• To support writers, publishers and literary agents in the Basque Country with selling translation and publication rights internationally.
• To offer the international public a snapshot of current literature in Basque.
What will you find on the portal?
Samples of 31 books in Basque, English and/or French are currently available. This includes texts translated through Etxepare’s grant programme for the translation of literary samples, which has been available since 2021. Also included are all the works in Basque that have received the Euskadi Prize since 2021.
How does it work?
A fact sheet provides information in English about each work, including author, a downloadable sample (chapters, excerpts, poems, etc.) in English and/or French, publishing rights contact and other information (publisher, number of pages or ISBN).
You can conduct the search using different filters, such as author, fiction, non-fiction, narrative, poetry, children´s and young adult literature, and more.
What is BASQUE. BOOKS.?
BASQUE. BOOKS. is a sub-brand dedicated to the internationalisation of Basque literature. It has been employed by Basque institutions and within the sector since 2010 for promotional and dissemination activities at book fairs, literature festivals, and various events both nationally and internationally. At www.basquebooks.eus you can find a directory of industry associations, fairs in which the Basque. Books. takes part, and grants offered by the Etxepare Basque Institute for the translation and international promotion of Basque literature.