International Literary Agent of the Year 2015

April 15th, 2015|Categories: Awards, Special Projects|

The Literary Agency Mertin has been voted International Literary Agent of the Year 2015 by The London Book Fair, in partnership with the UK Publishers Association! This is a great acknowledgement of our work and above all, it’s a great tribute to our outstanding authors. Christopher MacLehose of MacLehose Press, chairman [...]

New Translation Grant between Portugal and the USA

December 18th, 2020|Categories: Translation Grants|

At a difficult time for authors and publishers, FLAD launched the first open call for the translation of literary works in order to promote Portuguese authors in the U.S. market and support Portuguese publishing companies, helping to enable works by American authors who would not otherwise arrive in Portugal. The submission [...]

Spain: Guest of Honour at the FBF 2022

September 2nd, 2020|Categories: Guests of Honour, Participations|

Due to Covid-19, Spain will be the Guest of Honour for the Frankfurt Book Fair one year later, in 2022. There will be a second round for applications for grants for translation projects into German, English, French,Dutch, and Italian of literature from Spain. www.accioncultural.es

Rights Sold in China

February 12th, 2021|Categories: Special Projects, Rights Sold|

José Eduardo Agualusa, Lídia Jorge, Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida, Mia Couto // China maintains a strong interest in the fiction of our Portuguese language authors. Latest deals are for Creole Nation (“A nação crioula”) and A Foreigner in Goa (“Um estranho em Goa”) by José Eduardo [...]

2nd place of the Oceanos Prize 2020

December 18th, 2020|Categories: Nominations, Selections|

Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida // Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida wins the second place of the Oceanos Prize 2020 with her novel The Vision of Plants ("A Visão das Plantas"). Almeida won last year's edition with her novel Luanda, Lisbon, Paradise ("Luanda, Lisboa, Paraíso"). Other previous winners are Gonçalo M. Tavares, [...]

75 Notable Translations of 2020

December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Recommendations, Selections|

Marcial Gala, Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida, Graciliano Ramos // World Literature Today has compiled a list of 75 Notable Translations of 2020. Three of our authors have made it onto that list: Marcial Gala with his novel The Black Cathedral, trans. by Anna Kushner, Djaimilia Pereira [...]

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