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22 June 2017

Books supported by the Translation Fund

Above are some examples of books by Scottish writers that have been translated into other languages with the support of the Translation Fund.

The Publishing Scotland Translation Fund is designed to encourage international publishers to translate works by Scottish writers. For more information about applying, see the Application page.

The publishers and books awarded grants so far are listed below.

ROUND TWO 2016/17

There were 21 applicants for round 2 funding and 8 publishers and books received awards:

  • Haramada Publications, Greece, will translate  Filmish: A Graphic Journey through Film - Edward Ross (Selfmadehero, 2015)
  • L'Altra Editorial, Spain, will translate This Must be the Place - Maggie O'Farrell (Tinder, 2016)
  • Ergon Publishing, Bulgaria, will translate School Ship Tobermory - A MCall Smith (Birlinn, 2015)
  • Varrak Publisher, Estonia, will translate His Bloody Project - G Macrae Burnet (Saraband, 2016)
  • Vega Forlag AS, Norway, will translate The Undiscovered Islands - Malachy Tallack (Polygon/ Birlinn 2016)
  • Editions Metailie, France, will translate Dirt Road - James Kelman (Canongate, 2016)
  • Edition Steinrich, Germany, will translate A Book of Silence - Sara Maitland (Granta, 2008)
  • Crocetti Editore, Fondazione Poesia Onlus, Italy, will translate Darling - New & Selected Poems - Jackie Kay (Bloodaxe, 2007)

 

ROUND ONE 2016/17

There were 26 applications for round 1 funding and 12 publishers and books received awards:

  • Ambo/Anthos uitgevers B.V, Netherlands, will translate The Outrun - Amy Liptrot (Canongate)
  • Atena Kustannus, Finlan,d will translate Wasp - Ian Garbutt (Birlinn/Polygon)
  • Editorial Sexto Piso, Spain, will translate This is Memorial Device: An Hallucinated Oral History of the Post-Punk Music Scene in Airdrie, Coatbridge and Environs 1978-1986 - David Keenan (Faber)
  • Edizioni Joker, Italy, will translate The Poems of Norman MacCaig (Birlinn/Polygon)    
  • Europa Verlag, Germany, will translate An Exquisite Sense of what is Beautiful - J. David Simons (Saraband)
  • Fazi Editore, Italy, will translate I put a spell on you - John Burnside (Jonathan Cape)
  • Gatopardo Ediciones, Spain, will translate Free Love and Other Stories - Ali Smith (Virago/Little Brown)
  • Hena, Croatia, will translate The Panopticon - Jenni Fagan (Random House)
  • Matthes & Seitz, Germany, will translate The Living Mountain - Nan Shepherd (Canongate)   
  • Plataforma Editorial SL, Spain, will translate Adventures in Human Being - Gavin Francis (Profile Books)
  • Verlag Freies Geistesleben, Germany, will translate The Nowhere Emporium - Ross MacKenzie (Floris Books)   
  • Zalozba Zala, Slovenia, will translate Red Dust Road - Jackie Kay (Picador)

 See also our press release of 15 September on our news page.

 

ROUND ONE 2015/16

We received 17 applications for round 1 of the 2015/16 fund and 9 applications for round 2. The following titles will be translated in 2016 with the support of our fund:

See the round one press release dated 25 January 2016

  • The Testament of Gideon Mack - James Robertson (Penguin): Bokbyen Forlag, Norway
  • The Secret Life and Curious Death of Miss Jean Milne - Andrew Nicoll (Black & White Publishing): Sonzogno Di Marsilio, Italy (see picture above)
  • A Lovely Way to Burn - Louise Welsh (John Murray): Verlag Kunstmann, Germany (see picture above)
  • Straight White Male - John Niven (Windmill Books): Malapso Ediciones, Spain
  • The Accidental - Ali Smith (Penguin): TRI Publishing, Macedonia
  • His Bloody Project - Graeme Macrae Burnet (Contraband): Europa Verlag, Germany
  • The Girl in the Bunker - Tracey S Rosenberg (Cargo Publishing): Atmosphere Libri, Italy
  • The First Person and Other Stories - Ali Smith (Penguin): Editura Univers, Romania
  • A Painted Field - Robin Robertson (Picador): Aleph Klub, Albania
  • Ath Aithne - Martainn Mac an t'Saoir (Gaelic)/Reacquaintance - Martin MacIntyre (English) (Clar): Vents D'Ailleurs, France
  • Tony Hogan Bought me an Icecream Float before he Stole my Ma - Kerry Hudson (Vintage): Minimum Fax, Italy

ROUND TWO 2015/16

  • How a Gunman Says Goodbye - Malcolm Mackay (published by Mantle) to be published by Polis Publishing,  Greece)
  • How to be Both - Ali Smith (published by Hamish Hamilton) to be published by Edizioni Sur, Italy
  • Trackman - Catriona Child (published by Luath Press) to be published by Edizioni Condaghes, Italy
  • The Hourglass Factory  - Lucy Ribchester (published by Simon & Schuster) to be published by Alef Publishing, Turkey
  • The Royal Stuarts - Allan Massie (published by Jonathan Cape) to be published by Della Porta Editori, Italy
  • Strip Jack - Ian Rankin (published by  Orion) to be published by Modernista, Sweden
  • And the Land Lay Still - James Robertson (published by Penguin) to be published by Edizioni Paginauno, Italy
  • When Will There Be Good News - Kate Atkinson (published by Little Brown) to be published by Bata Press, Macedonia