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British Council 

Parthian, an independent publisher based in Cardigan, Wales, have been awarded a significant Creative Europe grant for its project Translations 11

Over a three year period, the grant will enable them to translate eleven books into English, and with our support, they will promote these books to Welsh and UK audiences. 

The writers include Ursula Kovalyak from Slovakia, Llŷr Gwyn Lewis from Wales, Kristian Bang Foss from Denmark, Mai Do Hamisultane from Morocco and writing in French, and Auguste Corteau from Greece.  

Cortina Butler, Director Literature at British Council said, “The support for translation from the Creative Europe programme plays an invaluable part in connecting the people of Europe through literature exchange. I am delighted that Welsh publisher Parthian Books has received this funding for their programme – a shining example of the way that independent publishers lead the way in identifying and promoting literature in translation in the UK.”

Richard Davies, one of the founding partners and Editor of Parthian welcomes the collaboration as part of an ongoing commitment from publishers in Wales to engage on a wider European level. “It is a great opportunity to get out into a wider world and read under-represented work from these fascinating cultures. We are looking forward to a successful collaboration with Creative Europe and other partners.”