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Issue 19 - November 2005
Thursday 24 November 2005
East Translates East – last competition results
The last round of the East Translates East grant competition for translation and publication of books in humanities and social sciences has just been wrapped up and we are ready to announce the results. The applications came from 18 publishers in 11 countries, proposing translation from 8 source languages amongst which Polish was the most popular.
The following projects were approved in consultation with our international expert committee:
During the previous ETE grant competition for fiction books in May this year many quality applications remained unapproved due to limited resources. They were reconsidered now, which led to the decision to support the following titles:
Next Page Board meeting held in Belgrade
At the very end of October, during the busy Belgrade Book Fair, Next Page held its annual Governing Board meeting in Belgrade. For two intensive working days, the Board reviewed and evaluated the progress made on our multiple programs and made suggestions for the future. They will be reflected in the Next Page strategy for 2006 that will be made available on our web-site in the beginning of next year.
Next Page off-site reveals hidden team talents
Just before the board meeting in Belgrade, the Next Page staff went on a 2-day retreat in the 19th century village of Leshten in Southern Bulgaria to prepare documents for the board meeting, brainstorm ideas and discuss the future strategy of the organization. Team building activities provided a respite from two days of intensive work and revealed that our Arabooks project coordinator Natasha Mullins is also very good in sports while Sofiya Zahova, Romani projects coordinator, cooks delicious meals.
New books published
Krzysztof Varga, Tequila, transl. into Serbian by Zoran Deric (Vega Media, Serbia and Montenegro), supported by East Translates East 2005.
Tequila is a novel by the young Polish writer Krzystof Varga, one of the finalists for the prestigious literary award NIKE in 2002.