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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 [...]

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 [...]

Jan Michalski Prize 2020

December 9th, 2020|Categories: Awards|

Mia Couto // Mia Couto wins Jan Michalski Prize 2020 for Literature for his trilogy The Sands of the Emperor (“As Areias do Imperador”). The jury, formed of Jul (Julien Berjeaut), Siri Hustvedt, Benoît Duteurtre, Andreï Kourkov, Alicia Giménez Bartlett, and Tomasz Różycki, hailed the “exceptional quality of the writing, [...]

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