Uruguay Launches New Translation Funding Program

In News by Hannah Johnson

south_americaBy Hannah Johnson

Translation funding for literary works from Uruguay is now available through a new program of Uruguay’s Ministry of Education and Culture and its Department of Creative Industries.

The program will fund translations of all literary genres and will be available to publishers, agents, authors and librarians. Applications will be accepted and assessed on an ongoing basis between January 1 and September 30, 2016.

Get more information about Uruguay’s translation funding and apply here.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Uruguay’s authors and literature, read more about Omaira Rodríguez, the country’s only literary agent. She works for Books from Uruguay, a program created by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Department of Creative Industries to grow the international visibility of Uruguayan literature.

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Hannah Johnson


Hannah Johnson is the publisher of international book industry magazine Publishing Perspectives, which provides daily information and news about book markets around the world. In addition to building partnerships with international cultural and trade organizations, she works with the Frankfurt Book Fair to organize and support a number of its overseas initiatives. Hannah has also worked as the managing editor for an online media company, The Hooch Life, focused on craft distillers and cocktail experts. Prior to that, she worked as a project manager for the Frankfurt Book Fair’s New York office, managing various business and marketing activities.