German language literature in translation

Would you like to find out more about German literature in translation?

This website presents a selection of contemporary German literature (novels, non-fiction, books for children and young adults) that has been translated into English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Dutch and Gaelic.

You will also be introduced to translators and publishers, find out information on translation, the German book market and German literature in general.

The Goethe-Institut promotes the translation of German-language literature in other languages. Non-German publishers can apply to us for financial support for translations. To find out more, contact the Goethe-Institut in your country.

related projects

copyright: new books in german

"New Books in German" online magazine   deutschenglish

The Spring 2017 edition of "New Books in German" is now available both online and in printed format.

Blog: Found in Translation   english

Read this blog from literary events to keep up with the latest developments on the German publishing scene.
Copyright:   deutschenglish showcases new German-language publications from the fields of fiction, non-fiction, and books for children and young people, selected on a regular basis by panels of experts.
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The Goethe-Institut’s European Translators’ Residency Programme, in cooperation with the Alfred Toepfer Foundation F.V.S. and the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony are offering a work grant in Germany to literary translators from abroad.

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  • Müller
  • Zeh
  • Schmitt
  • Ludwig
  • Schalansky
  • Illies
  • Ingendaay
  • Ruge
  • TMüller
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  • Hoppe
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