Literature Across Frontiers (LAF), European Platform for Literary Exchange, Translation and Policy Debate, is based in Wales, United Kingdom. Their aim is to develop intercultural dialogue through literary exchange and translation, and to highlight less translated literatures. They promote a deeper understanding of European cultural identity based on shared values and respect for diversity, as well as fostering the development of a vibrant European literary culture that can be experienced by a broad range of audiences across Europe and beyond. They bring together a range of partners based in Europe and other global regions who are committed to the advancement of international literary exchange and promotion of literature in translation to work on joint projects. They develop and implement bi- and multilateral projects that reflect the richness and diversity of the European literary landscape and highlight less translated literatures. They also conduct research, contribute to strategic policy debates at a national and European level, and provide online resources and information for the international literary sector.
They have been developing a programme of international literary residencies in Wales with short and longer-term options for authors and translators, mostly as part of specific projects and the Ulysses’ Shelter project contributes to this development. The residencies will be based in two locations in Wales – Aberystwyth and Caernarfon – in partnership with University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Both are picturesque historic coastal towns set in a beautiful landscape. In addition, Aberystwyth is the home of several key book institutions: the National Library of Wales, the Welsh Books Council and Wales Literature Exchange. The actual accommodation will depend on the preferred time period and availability.
You can check out their website www.lit-across-frontiers.org/