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 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 it 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. In addition to their regular activities, they launched the initiative Literary Europe Live with support from the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union to foster and encourage programming that reflects the richness and diversity of the European literary landscape and highlights outstanding emerging literary talent. 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. Ulysses’ Shelter will contribute to this development over the next two years. The residencies will be based in three locations in Wales – Aberystwyth, Carmarthen and Lampeter – in partnership with University of Wales Trinity Saint David. All three are picturesque university towns with historic buildings, set in a beautiful landscape. The actual accommodation will depend on the preferred period and availability.