Translating Spanish Literature: Incentives and New Grant Opportunities

Translating Spanish Literature: Incentives and New Grant Opportunities

10 Mar 2020, 10:00 - 11:00

Literary Translation Centre


Spanish literature is produced in different languages and from authors of both sides of the Atlantic, with publishers working in Spain and Latin America. A new generation of writers has developed in this context presenting a rich variety of stories and ideas that then circulate thanks to the work of translators. The Spanish Ministry for Culture works with publishers, authors and translators to increase international awareness of Spanish contemporary authors. As part of this efforts, Spain will be Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2021,  new lines of translation support have been introduced as well as an intense literary program involving authors translators will take place in 2020-21. Additionally Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) has launched a new translation scheme for publishers who want to translate Spanish authors into German, English, French, Italian and Dutch.  In this session we will talk about  these initiatives and explain translation grants and other incentives . 






  • Daniel Hahn


    Writer, Editor & Translator

      Daniel Hahn is a writer, editor and translator with sixty-something books to his name. He is a past chair of the Translators Association and the...

  • Elvira Marco


    Commissioner for Spain Guest of Honour

    Frankfurt Book Fair

      Elvira Marco  is project director  for Spain’s participation as Guest of Honour in the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2021 which aims to promote Spanish...

  • Maria José Gálvez


    General Director Books and Reading Promotion

      Maria José Gálvez, General Director Books and Reading Promotion is in charge of promoting literary creation and translation in Spain's official...


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