Voices from the Margins: Keeping Wales in Europe through Translation

PARTHIAN BOOKS LTD

Literary translation projects

Wales

2018

Total project grant (euros)

25,003.38

Programme

Creative Europe

Sub-programme

Culture

Funding strand

Literary translation projects

Call number

604551-CREA-1-2018-1-UK-CULT-LIT2

Project date

1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019

 'Voices from the Margins' comes as a continuation of the Parthian Europa Carnivale.

In this project of translations from European languages, we are tackling contemporary struggles that can result in marginalization, such as mental health, old age and alienation, immigration and displacement, disability, sexuality, family strife and loneliness. The titles chosen reflect these issues, as well as the unique cultural elements of the countries they represent.

'Voices from the Margins' is a project that highlights the universal aspect of these struggles and aims to create a common thread that links readers across cultures and borders. We are confident that the works we have selected are of a high quality and reflect the themes of the project.

- Auguste Corteau's award winning novel 'The Book of Katerina' (Bookseller- Public prize, 2014) is the story of a woman facing depression and how this affects her life and family
- 'La Blanche' by Maї-Do Hamisultane tells a story of displacement, of a Moroccan girl who is uprooted and starts her life over in Paris
- 'Death Drives an Audi' by Kristian Bang-Foss (European Union Prize for Literature, 2013) is an intergenerational road-trip story about healing and reconciliation
- 'In the Name of the Father (and of the Son) by (European Union Prize for Literature, 2011) is a story of alienation and re-discovery between a son and his dead father through the latter's WWII diary
- 'The Night Circus and Other Stories' by award-winning author Uršuľa Kovalyk blends the naturalistic and the fabulistic; these elusive, delicate stories fold fable and fairy table into the everyday, domestic settings of kitchen, garden, car.

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