Europe at Your Fingertips

City of Skopje
: 561263-CREA-1-2015-1-MK-CULT-LIT1
: Education, employment and social policies
: 59.982,00 €
: 01.9.2015
: Culture
: 01.09.2015
: Grant
: 59.982,00 €

: Our project consists of the translation of 10 high-quality works of fiction from 10 European countries into Macedonian language. All books are to be published in the Promenade edition, established with our last year’s translation project supported by the Creative Europe Programme. This year’s project is a continuation of sorts of our literary promenade through Europe, that is, our journey across European culture and history through the different visions of 10 award-winning contemporary authors.The proposed prose works are stylistically, thematically and aesthetically varied in order to reach a diverse readership and satisfy different literary tastes. However, all proposed works are united by their tendency to create literary portrayals of European culture in particular points in history and metatextually thematise European tradition, art, culture and literature. Thus, by using literary memory, our project is to take the readers on a journey not only across the territory, but also the history of Europe.The project has two main goals: to support the circulation of high-quality European literature and promote the linguistic diversity of the European nations by placing emphasis on translating works from lesser used languages and from countries that have been underrepresented in the programmes of Macedonian publishers; to expand the practices of publishing and distributing books in our country with particular attention to publishing e-books and distributing them using modern digital technologies. There is particular consideration paid to the EU Prize for Literature with 3 of the proposed books having received this award.The strategy presented, the works to be translated and the experienced team to execute the project show the clear support that TRI Publishing Centre gives to the principles, goals and standards of the Creative Europe Programme as well as our firm intention to promote the idea of shared European values through cultural, linguistic and artistic diversity