"Brazil Commits $7.5m to 'The Internationalization of Brazilian Literature'"
Last year Brazil’s Nation Library Foundation’s “Program for Supporting The Translation and Publishing of Brazilian Authors Abroad” invested R$536,000 [US$343,000] with foreign publishers to support literary translation. This resulted in 68 different books published in 18 countries, including Spain, Germany, England, France, Italy, the United States, Argentina, Mexico, Israel, Croatia among others.
On July 8, the Foundation, together with the Ministry of Culture, announced a special program that would make R$2.7 million [US$1.73 million] available to publishing houses interested in translating, publishing and promoting Brazilian literature abroad in advance of the 2013 Frankfurt Book Fair, where Brazil will serve as Guest of Honor.
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