Literary Conversations with the Future

Literary Conversations with the Future

09/11/2020

Heliks publishing house

Maximum grant awarded: 59,920.00 €
 
The project aims to enrich Serbian publishing scene with contemporary European literature pieces. Special emphasis is on cultures less prominent in Serbia and authors new to Serbian readers. Our objective is also to stimulate debate on defining points of modern society: xenophobia and global migrations, equal opprtunities and dehumanization of urban society. Furthermore, we want to highlight translators’ role and EUPL award.
 
Key activities are: translation of 4 novels (3 EUPL awarded), 3 children/YA books and 2 short stories collections written on 9 languages, organizing EUPL Winners Festival (2021, 2022) and Festival of Icelandic Literature, promotional visits of three authors and literary evenings/ discussions about books and presented social issues. Participation in book fairs and festivals in Serbia and abroad, global distribution of printed and e-books and cooperation with media, cultural organizations and activists, use of social platforms, digital tools and promotional material will attract wide audience.
 
We see this project beneficial for 9 translators, 9 authors, our in-kind partners and target groups (from several thousands Scandinavian culture fans to tens of thousands interested in equal opportunities to hundreds of thousands adolescents to over two million in general public in Serbia and neighbouring countries).
 
We expect results in boosting visibility of books and authors from lesser-represented cultures (e.g. Icelandic literature), translators and EUPL award, but also a social benefit – raised awarness of prejudices against marginalized and discriminated, and of socially transformative processes.
 
Outputs of the projects will be 9 books published, 3 festival organized, 3 authors’ visits, 15 literary evenings/panels, project Web site, live streamings of promotional events, media articles/reviews and promo materials (EUPL winners mini-book, 15 posters and flyers, 5 catalogues, 2 book trailers).