Darma Books Publishing House
Maximum grant awarded: 59,975.11 €
Project 7 Languages of Love is based on the idea that, even though today there are roughly 7,000 known languages, one universal language is common for us all – love. As a transnational language, love connects people from around the world on a deeper level, much like literature itself. We have selected 7 titles of high literary value from 7 different languages, which show various aspects/kinds of love and its significance in human lives: novels Sestra by Jàchym Topol, Dimineaţă pierdută by Gabriela Adameșteanu, Lala by Jacek Dehnel; short story collections Seta Despedida by Maria Judite de Carvalho, Господи, помилуй by Deyan Enev, Gli amori difficili by Italo Calvino; and poetry collection Die Suchende by Nelly Sachs.
Darma books’ mission is successful coordination of every phase in this project: translating, editing, printing, publishing, promoting and disseminating these 7 packages of literary works, while designing a well-balanced budget and making sure all payments in the project are punctual.
Our overall objectives are publishing and promoting quality European literature and providing Serbian readership better access to a wide range of quality and diverse (both linguistically and culturally) foreign literature. Our main priorities include developing promotional strategies, using modern digital technologies in promotion and dissemination and enabling a good circulation of published titles by well-thought out distribution. Expected results of the project are contribution to greater circulation of works, especially those translated from lesser used languages as well as neglected genres, while ensuring good visibility of all participants in the project (EU, Darma, translators and authors). Expected impact includes raising the accessibility of quality foreign literature in the national market, attracting new audience, increasing visibility of artists and translators and contributing to their further engagement and work opportunities in their field of work.