MacLehose Press Publishing Programme

QUERCUS EDITIONS LIMITED

Literary translation projects

England

2018

Total project grant (euros)

97,649.14

Programme

Creative Europe

Sub-programme

Culture

Funding strand

Literary translation projects

Call number

604643-CREA-1-2018-1-UK-CULT-LIT1

Project date

1 Jan 2019 - 24 Dec 2020

Through 2019 and 2020 Quercus Editions Ltd plans, through its MacLehose Press imprint, to translate and publish ten works of European fiction from seven countries and translated from seven languages.

This includes six books from lesser used languages – Portuguese, Norwegian, Italian and Dutch – as well as novel in Russian by Ukraine's most famous contemporary writer, and two winners of the European Prize for Literature.

The authors include
 - Pierre Lemaitre, with the follow-up to his Prix Goncourt winning novel
 - Roy Jacobsen, with the final part of the trilogy that  egan with the Man Booker International Prize shortlisted The Unseen
 - Andrey Kurkov writes about his homeland's troubled present in Seryive pchely
 - Lars Mytting, best known for his bestselling non-fiction book Norwegian Wood, fashions a historical novel from an old Norwegian myth
 - Philippe Claudel, writer, director and screenwriter, returns with a Shakespearean fable about the migrant crisis set on an imaginary Mediterranean archipelago
 - Dutch minimalist Otto de Kat's Freetown explores the effects disappearance of a boy from Sierre Leone on a Dutch  woman and her former lover
 - Marcello Fois, the acclaimed writer of historical literary fiction, makes his first step into contemporary crime fiction
 - Paulus Hochgatterer, takes a step in the other direction, from crime  fiction to literary fiction.
 - Two of Portugal's finest contemporary writers (both winners of the EUPL) Maria Dulce Cardoso and Afonso Cruz round out the list with two very different novels.

These books will be made available in physical and digital editions not just in the UK, but also in Europe, India, Australia, South Africa and Asia. Hachette Book Group, of which Quercus is a part, has offices and commercial relationships in all major markets.

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