Tuesday, February 27, 2007

NEA International Literature Awards

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded three $10,000 grants to literary presses for the support of literary works in translations. The honored presses are Archipelago Books, Etruscan Press, and the newly-Champaign-based Dalkey Archive Press.

Quoth NEA Chair Dana Gioia: "Translation provides Americans with as direct a connection as possible to both the individual voice of the author and the heart of a culture." Ninth Letter agrees. Good on the NEA for supporting these fine presses in their efforts to promote international literature to American audiences.

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