Established by Mercator Institute for Media, Languages and Culture/Wales Literature Exchange in 2001. The network currently works with over 30 partners in Europe and Worldwide. LAF is a programme of initiatives designed to enhance literary exchange and the work of organisations engaged in international promotion of literature and support for literary translation.
A partnership of independent publishers in Europe committed to publishing literature in translation initially set up by Mercator Institute for Media, Languages and Culture following its conference 'Mosaic: promoting literature across frontiers' in 1998.
An international residency exchange programme for writers and translators established by Literature Across Frontiers in 2005. From Wales, Fflur Dafydd and Tristan Hughes participated in the programme.
Scritture Giovani was launched in 2002 by Festivaletteratura Mantova (Italy) to promote young European writers. One of its main partners is The Hay Festival (Wales). A Welsh writer has participated in the programme every year and their writing is published, with the support of Wales Literature Exchange, in a number of languages, distributed by illycafe. Previous participants from Wales include Rachel Trezise (2002), Angharad Price & Richard John Evans (2003), Owen Sheers (2004), Fflur Dafydd (2005), Aneirin Karadog (2006), Caryl Lewis (2007), Cynan Jones (2008), Owen Martell (2009), Catrin Dafydd (2010), Anna Lewis (2011), Eurig Salisbury (2012).
A Literature Across Frontiers publication, Transcript is an online review for books and writing in Europe published in English, French and German.
A project created by Wales Arts International in partnership with The British Council, managed by Wales Literature Exchange. The aim of the project during its pilot stage (2008-09) was to facilitate literary exchange between Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and India, working in collaboration with the London Book Fair and the British Council India 09 initiative.