The translation grants have proven to be an efficient tool for promoting Spanish literature around the world. The first call in 2019 had a budget of 230,000 euros; this was increased to 400,000 euros for the second, in 2020. For this edition it has raised once again.
The Frankfurt Book Fair is the most important in the world in its sector, where it is estimated that 80% of publishing contracts are negotiated there, and it provides an excellent opportunity for the promotion of Spanish titles in Germany and other strategic markets of interest to the Spanish publishing industry, such as Anglo-Saxon, French or Italian. The aim of these grants is to take advantage of the interest that impact that the Fair generates.
Through initiatives like this, AC/E aims to improve awareness of Spanish literature, which is going through one of the most interesting periods in its recent history.
> See briefing Spain at the Frankfurt Bookfair 2022