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ON THE MARGINS: Underrepresented Voices, Genres and Experiences in European Literatures

CREATIVE EUROPE

Culture sub-programme

SUPPORT TO LITERARY TRANSLATION PROJECTS

(Framework Partnership 2018-2020)

“On the Margins: Underrepresented Voices, Genres and Experiences in European Literatures” is a three-year project which encompasses publishing, promotion and distribution of 30 high-quality literary works written in large part in less represented genres (graphic novel, poetry, children’s literature and short stories).

Project motto: “Recognize yourself in he and she who are not like you and me.” Carlos Fuentes

“On the Margins: Underrepresented Voices, Genres and Experiences in European Literatures” is a three-year project which encompasses publishing, promotion and distribution of 30 high-quality literary works written in large part in less represented genres (graphic novel, poetry, children’s literature and short stories).

Project motto: “Recognize yourself in he and she who are not like you and me.” Carlos Fuentes

Project structure

The project is divided into three parts, each covering one year of the project:
Year 1 – Immigrant voices or the voices of ‘others’
Year 2 – Women’s voices
Year 3 – Minority report (the voices of sexual, age and religious minorities and people with disabilities).

This unique book series was created to reflect cultural diversity of Europe and simultaneously promote Croatian literature because it also includes translations of award-winning Croatian novels to “major” European languages (English and German). Furthermore, through this project we want to create a platform for different voices and stories of marginalized groups and minorities which would allow them to reach a wider readership.

We believe that our project and its motto “recognize yourself in he and she who are not like you and me” (C. Fuentes) can contribute to raising awareness of problems which immigrants and other minority social groups face and make them more visible and more acceptable in Croatian society.

Our accomplishments

Project structure

The project is divided into three parts, each covering one year of the project:
Year 1 – Immigrant voices or the voices of ‘others’
Year 2 – Women’s voices
Year 3 – Minority report (the voices of sexual, age and religious minorities and people with disabilities).

This unique book series was created to reflect cultural diversity of Europe and simultaneously promote Croatian literature because it also includes translations of award-winning Croatian novels to “major” European languages (English and German). Furthermore, through this project we want to create a platform for different voices and stories of marginalized groups and minorities which would allow them to reach a wider readership.

We believe that our project and its motto “recognize yourself in he and she who are not like you and me” (C. Fuentes) can contribute to raising awareness of problems which immigrants and other minority social groups face and make them more visible and more acceptable in Croatian society.

Our accomplishments

EDITORIAL STRATEGY FOR THE PROJECT
Push the limits when selecting the topics and issues that are being explored (some topics remain controversial in Croatia) as well as follow the publishing trends in European countries which give more space to marginalized voices and topics

UNDERREPRESENTED LITERARY GENRES
Publication and promotion of graphic novels, poetry, short stories, high-quality children’s and teen literature

CROATIAN NOVELS TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH, FRENCH AND GERMAN
Translation, publication, distribution and promotion of 5 books written in Croatian in foreign countries:
English (3), German (1) and French (1)
5 novels translated from Croatian will be the winners of the V.B.Z.’s Best Unpublished Novel of the Year Award

EUROPEAN UNION PRIZE FOR LITERATURE
Publication and promotion of 3 books awarded with the EUPL (one book for each year of the project)

1st year

IMMIGRANT VOICES

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2nd year

WOMEN’S VOICES

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3rd year

MINORITY REPORT

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