Writers’ House of Georgia published a statement noting literary competition “Litera 2021 for Translators” can no longer be held.
The statement says that the Literary Award was established in 2020 at the initiative of the Writers’ House and was funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture, and Sports of Georgia.
“Change of the rules of the competition approved by the order N00007864 (03.06.2021) of the Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth (Jury staffing rule) was followed by protests from writers, and publishers, which made it impossible to implement the Litera Award.
Literary Award Litera and Translation Award Litera for Translators is funded by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth within the framework of the program “Promotion of Culture” approved by the Ministry, and the position of the Ministry is to consider both prizes in the same format, consequently, literary competition Litera 2021 for Translators can no longer be held,” reads the statement.
The Writers’ House adds they hope to be able to successfully implement both projects next year.
By Ketevan Skhirtladze