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A Round Table Discussion on "Promotion of Bulgarian Literature in Translation after 1989: current situation and future policies"

Tuesday 10 May 2011 by Ina Doublekova

The Next Page Foundation has the pleasure of inviting you to a round table discussion:

"Promotion of Bulgarian Literature in Translation after 1989: current situation and future policies"

on the 18th May 2011, Wednesday, from 2 pm to 5 pm in Goethe Institute – Sofia, 1 Budapest str.

(simultaneous translation from/into English will be provided for the whole duration of the round table)

(JPG) The round table is meant to discuss the newly published study of Next Page Foundation „Translation and Transition. Bulgarian literature in translation (1989-2010): data, observations, recommendations”. The study is based on bibliographic data of translations published after 1989 as well as on numerous interviews with key mediators that make literary translations from Bulgarian possible (translators, publishers, institutions). This is the first ever research-based policy paper on the issue that analyzes translation trends in the past 20 years and suggests policy approaches towards a better support for Bulgarian participation in the global literary communication.

Thereby, we invite you to reopen the discussion on promotion of Bulgarian literature abroad by debating on the appropriate, sustainable and effective means by which public, private and civil organizations can contribute to an increased access of Bulgarian literature to the global translations flow. Participants from the Romanian Cultural Institute in Bucharest and the Ministry of Culture of Serbia will present programs on literary translations promotion from Romania and Serbia. The round table is open for participation and input from international, public and municipal organizations as well as writers, translators and publishers. The program of the round table can be downloaded here.

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Full-text version of the study could be downloaded from here. A printed copy will be at disposal of round table participants on the 18th May.

Please, confirm participation by the 16th May 2011, (Monday) at and feel free to distribute this information further.