Translation GrantOn the MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS’ website you can find useful information on how to apply for grants for translating Italian works and a list of Italian Cultural Institutes around the world.
The Segretariato Europeo per le Pubblicazioni Scientifiche (The European Secretariat for Scientific Publications) is a non-profit association founded in 1989 by a group of universities and cultural associations. SEPS works closely with universities, publishers and authors, providing financial assistance for the translation of works that have a high cultural value.
Cultural and Literary InformationAIE
Associazione Italiana Editori: the Italian Publishers' Association website.
OPAC SBN - LIBRARY CATALOGUE
To see everything that has been published in Italy, including works that may be out of print.
BOOKS IN ITALY
BooksinItaly is the first website for the promotion of Italian publishing, language and culture worldwide. The website, available in Italian and English versions, is intended for Italian and foreign publishers, literary agents, translators, Italianists, Italian Cultural Insitutes and Italians abroad.
Weekly Italian bestseller lists based on 1600 bookshops.
The weekly literary supplement of the newspaper “La Stampa”
Fairs and FestivalsSALONE DEL LIBRO DI TORINO
“The biggest bookshop in Italy”, a showcase for Italian publishers meeting every year in May at the Lingotto in Turin. The Salone Internazionale del libro di Torino is also a lively international cultural festival (“Guest Country” project). Trade professionals come together at the International Book Forum to exchange publishing and translation rights.
BOLOGNA CHILDREN'S BOOK FAIR
The leading international fair dedicated to children’s and YA books.
PIÙ LIBRI PIÙ LIBERI
National fair for small and mid-range publishers, held every year in December in Rome.
Since 1997 Festivaletteratura organizes five days of reading, meetings with authors, street shows and concerts in the city of Mantua.
One of the most important Italian literature festivals. It is held in September in Pordenone.
A four-day festival born in 2012 to promote meetings, presentations, readings, exhibits, performances and seminars on new reading habits.
MARE DI LIBRI
The first Italian festival entirely dedicated to children and YA, held every year in June in Rimini.
FESTIVAL DELLA MENTE DI SARZANA
Dedicated to creativity, how and why ideas are born; meetings with scientists, artists, historians, philosophers…