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TRADUKI Fellowships

residency program for writers and translators

Sofia Literature and Translation House announces

TRADUKI residency program for writers and translators

The program aims at intensifying the literary exchange within Southeastern Europe as well as between Southeastern Europe and the German-speaking countries. Based in Sofia (Bulgaria), the program in 2017 will grant three fellowships for writers and literary translators for one-month creative residency stay. The program provides opportunities for working on a writing project or on a literary translation, for establishing new con-tacts with Bulgarian colleagues and for communicating with audiences. The host organi-sation also provides its residents with access to libraries and research centres, along with the possibility of getting to know the cultural life of Sofia, of meeting key figures, cultural organizations and publishers.

The program welcomes proposals from:
  • writers from all literary genres from Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia;
  • literary translators from Bulgarian into the languages of Albania, Bosnia& Herze-govina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia;
  • literary translators from Bulgarian into German residing in a German-speaking country

General conditions
The residential positions offered are for the following months August (1 - 31), Septem-ber (1 - 30) and October (1 - 31). Please note that only one person can reside per month.

The program offers free accommodation in Sofia as well as a monthly fellowship equal to 800 euro. Residents are provided also with suitable working space at the premise. The accommodation at the disposal of the selected residents is an attic room with facilities at the premises of the Literature and Translation House, the former home of a promi-nent Bulgarian painter. The house is equipped with a kitchenette, has a garden, stable WiFi and fast internet. It is situated in a quiet and green neighborhood of Sofia, with excellent public transport connections and is just few stops away from the city centre.

Residents are expected to work intensively on the specific project with which they apply for the program, to conduct at least two events (a workshop, a lecture, a public discussion, a meeting with students, etc.), to network with colleagues.

Application & Selection
The call is open from May 10th till June 15th, 2017. The selected candidates will be announced on July 1st, 2017.

The application procedure is a simple one: candidates send a letter of interest as well as a CV. The letter of interest is to be of up to three pages long detailing the main objec-tives of the residency stay, preferred month of residency stay, a list of publications and participation in international programs (if any) as well as any other relevant information at their discretion. The letter of interest must be in English, German or Bulgarian.

Contact person for inquiries and applications: Yana Genova,

The languages of communication with residents are English and Bulgarian (for translators from Bulgarian).

Selection is made jointly by the expert committee of Sofia Literature and Translation House and Traduki.

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