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09 March 2021

Latest Translation Fund grants awarded

18 February 2021

The latest round of the Publishing Scotland Translation Fund (round 2 of 2020/21) has awarded a total of £23,000 to 15 international publishers from 10 countries towards the translation of Scottish writers.

This fund has been running for 6 years and is administered by Publishing Scotland, the trade body for the industry, and supported by Creative Scotland.

Grants were awarded for works by Scottish authors to be translated into Arabic, Danish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Macedonian, Portuguese, Serbian and Turkish. Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart was a popular choice with applicants.

The awards went to:

  • Argument Verlag GmbH (Germany) for German edition of The Less Dead by Denise Mina (Harvill Secker, 2020)
  • Can Publishing (Turkey) for the Turkish edition of Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart (Picador, 2020)
  • Cicero, Gyldendal (Denmark) for the Danish edition of Thunder Bay by Douglas Skelton (Polygon)
  • Éditions Hashtag (Canada) for the French edition of Nasty Women by various authors (404 Ink, 2017)
  • Double Nickels (Italy) for the Italian edition of For the Good Times by David Keenan (Faber & Faber, 2019)
  • Edizioni Kolibris (Italy) for the Italian edition of Farm by the Shore by Thomas A Clark (Carcanet, 2017)
  • Guggolz Verlag (Germany) for the German edition of Cloud Howe by Lewis Grassic Gibbon (first published in 1933)
  • IPC Media (Serbia) for the Serbian edition of Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart (Picador, 2020)
  • Magvető Publishing (Hungary) for the Hungarian edition of Winter by Ali Smith (Hamish Hamilton, 2018)
  • New Human Publisher (Turkey) for the Turkish edition of Of Dogs and Men by John Barrington (Luath Press, 2013)
  • Nie Wiem (Italy) for the Italian edition of A Choosing by Liz Lochhead (Polygon, 2011)
  • PNV Publikacii DOOEL Skopje (North Macedonia) for the Macedonian edition of The World's Wife by Carol Ann Duffy (Picador, 2017)
  • PRH (Portugal) for the Portuguese edition of Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart (Picador, 2020)
  • Sefsafa Culture & Publishing (Egypt) for the of Arabic edition of Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart (Picador, 2020)
  • ŠTRIK DOO (Serbia) for the Serbian edition of Summer by Ali Smith (Hamish Hamilton, 2020)

There will be another round of funding later in the year.

For more informaton about the Fund and past awards, see our Translation pages.