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The Butterfly Effect of Translation

It all starts with a good book. Then a translator, writer or publisher is inspired to see it translated. Suddenly, thousands of readers discover another side of Canadian literature.

The Canada Council supports translation through its Arts Across Canada program, and its partnership initiatives. In doing so, the Council shares Canadian creativity with a greater public both at home and abroad.

Frankfurt 2020

A special program created to showcase Canada’s literature, culture and talent to the world.

To highlight Canada's selection as the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair Guest of Honour Country, we have partnered with the Department of Canadian Heritage in supporting the celebration of Canadian talent abroad, through the creation of a new funding initiative.

This unique 3-year initiative will go towards supporting the translation of Canadian literary and non-literary books into German.

Guidelines will be shared in the coming months, before the program opens for applications in early 2018.

About the Frankfurt Book Fair

The Frankfurt Book Fair serves as the largest global marketplace for publishers, retailers, librarians, editors and authors to network, generate new business, and buy and sell book rights and licenses. The Fair is a central hub showcasing technology and innovation in the book publishing sector, with around 275,000 visitors and 10,000 media representatives attending each year.

In partnership with

Canadian Heritage
Artist Marta Minujín presenting her art project "The Parthenon of Books" for the opening of “documenta” in Kassel
Artist Marta Minujín presenting her art project "The Parthenon of Books" for the opening of “documenta” in Kassel Photo: Frankfurter Buchmesse/Alexander Heimann 
Translation Rights Fair at the Salon du livre de Montréal. Sep 6, 2016
Translation Rights Fair at the Salon du livre de Montréal. Sep 6, 2016 Photo: Denis-Carl Robidoux

The Translation Rights Fair at the Salon du livre de Montréal

November 16, 2017

The Canada Council, in collaboration with the Department of Canadian Heritage and Salon du livre, Montreal's international book fair, will be presenting the Translation Rights Fair for the 8th time.

The Fair gives publishers opportunities to meet and exchange ideas, acquire and sell Canadian translation rights, and make the most of the presence of international publishers.

To take part, you need to sign up. Download the form, which also outlines the eligibility rules, complete it and return to: slm.foiretraduction@gmail.com by midnight on Friday, September 29.

Salon du livre de Montréal