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Wales Literature Exchange is the translation junction connecting writers, translators and publishers in Wales and abroad.

Wales Literature Exchange works in close collaboration with Literature Across Frontiers and many other home and international partners. WLE is small, but many things: as an operator to connect publishers for the sale of translation rights, a translation grant fund for publishers, a workshop bringing together writers and translators, a library of translations, and a curator of translation events. In essence, we are a window between Wales and the world.

We celebrate the linguistic diversity that exists in the world today and are determined to contribute to its sustainability and development. Respect for languages and for translation are at the heart of international cultural exchange.

Wales Literature Exchange is committed to literary translation as a necessary element in a delicate ecology. Respect for human relations and their context in the world are vital to international exchange, and so we travel consciously, always asking why and how. Our motto is in English Translating Wales Reading the World.

Postcard from Latvia

Poet and performer Rhys Trimble spent the month of December in residence at the Ventspils International Writers' and Translators’ House, writing and translating Latvian poets. The ...more

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Welsh Authors at Cairo Book Fair 2020

Welsh Authors at Cairo Book Fair 2020

Welsh authors Lloyd Markham and Gary Raymond will launch their respective novels Bad Ideas / Chemicals ...more

WLE attend Literary Professionals’ Visit to India

This month, Professor Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones of Wales Literature Exchange and Alexandra Büchler ...more

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