Wales Literature Exchange: Our activities during the Covid-19 epidemic


In accordance with the current official guidelines, WLE’s office is closed and we are conducting our work online. We will post any updates relating to our projects on our website. 

WLE’S activities

Following the measures to reduce the spread of the epidemic, including postponement and cancellation of key events, we are reviewing parts of our work programme and will bring updates as soon as possible here and on our social media.

Translation Grants Fund (Notice for recipients of translation grants)

Our Translation Grants Fund will continue to operate as usual and we will soon be accepting applications for our next round in August.

For publishers who have been awarded a translation grant, we usually ask you to send us copies of the book upon publication. As our offices are currently closed, we are unable to receive the physical books at the moment. Instead we ask you to forward a PDF of the published book and a photograph of the cover to along with the usual conditions. We will then be able to process the payment of your grant.

When we are back in our offices, we will be in touch and ask you to send us the hard copies for our library. Please remember to send these to our new address.

Keeping in touch

We believe that our work of making connections through literature is as important as ever, so we ask that you keep in touch with us.

Stay home and stay safe.

Translating Wales, Reading the World

Twitter: @waleslitexchange


Latest guidelines

The following links will direct you to up-to-date COVID-19 guidance:

Welsh Government:
UK Government:
Arts Council of Wales:

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