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06 Sep 2010

Ireland Literature Exchange (ILE)

Ireland Literature Exchange (ILE) makes international friends for Irish literature, by bringing the finest of Irish literature in the best possible literary translations to readers around the world; by encouraging publishers to publish the work of Irish writers worldwide; by hosting literary translators in Ireland and representing Irish writers at international events, book fairs and festivals.

A not-for-profit organisation, ILE is funded by the Arts Council and Culture Ireland. Established in 1994, ILE has funded the translation of over 1,500 works of Irish literature into 55 languages around the world.

Ireland Literature Exchange:

  • Organises a Translation Grant ProgrammeThis programme offers translation grants to publishers and funds the translation of literature from Ireland into foreign languages, and the translation of foreign literature into English or Irish.

  • Runs a Residential Bursary Programme for literary translators.

  • Organises international Author and Translator events.

  • Provides information to publishers, agents, translators, writers and other interested parties.

  • Publishes and distributes New Writing from Ireland, Nua-Scríbhneoireacht na Gaeilge and Literary Treasures from Ireland (Chinese-English catalogue).

  • Attends international book fairs and festivals.

  • Participates in international literary translation projects.