mission and objectives
The Literature and Translation House is an initiative of Next Page Foundation that was started in 2014 as a follow-up of the foundation's Translation Lab project prepared for the Sofia candidacy for the European Capital of Culture. After many years of various attempts and discussions between cultural organizations in Sofia on the need of literary residencies in the city, we found a committed partner in the face of the Sofia Municipality and developed a strategy for the Literature House's development.
The House works for an increased literary communication via translations, by placing a special focus on the so called "lesser-used" or "peripheral" languages. It develops professional qualification programs for Bulgarian literary translators and offers residency facilities to internationals working in the book field: translators of Bulgarian literature, writers, editors, agents, literary managers. At the House's premises, the Next Page Foundation and partner organizations offer a variety of public discussions, book launches, workshops for children and the youth, readers clubs.