The Etxepare Basque Institute becomes founding member of the network ENLIT, European Network for Literary Translation

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2016-10-25

Last weekend, the Frankfurter Buchmesse Book Fair witnessed the creation of ENLIT,  the European Network for Literary Translation, one of whose founding members was the Etxepare Basque Institute, represented by the director for the Promotion and Dissemination of the Basque language, Mari Jose Olaziregi. The network, participated by  entities from 17 countries, will foster  the development of programs of support for literary translation, in an effort to increase the visibility of the diverse European literary voices, both in their native languages and in the international field.

"We are joining forces because together we can achieve our goals more effectively," said Bärbel Becker, Director of International Projects of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, who added that the institutions involved in the network will share information and projects, and commit to encourage production and distribution of literary translations.

Last weekend, the Frankfurter Buchmesse Book Fair witnessed the creation of ENLIT,  the European Network for Literary Translation, one of whose founding members was the Etxepare Basque Institute, represented by the director for the Promotion and Dissemination of the Basque language, Mari Jose Olaziregi. The network, participated by  entities from 17 countries, will foster  the development of programs of support for literary translation, in an effort to increase the visibility of the diverse European literary voices, both in their native languages and in the international field.

"We are joining forces because together we can achieve our goals more effectively," said Bärbel Becker, Director of International Projects of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, who added that the institutions involved in the network will share information and projects, and commit to encourage production and distribution of literary translations.

Once more the Basque publications had their own space at the Frankfurt fair, the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair, with the participation of the Association of Basque Language Editors and Publishers Guild of Euskadi. This year the fair gathered 7,100 exhibitors from 100 countries, and registered an attendance of around 275,000 visitors.

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