Although not a purely literary portal, the accuracy and high degree of informative content of the literary discussions speak for themselves.
“KrimiZEIT” list of the best works
Every first Thursday of the month, 17 literary critics and mystery novel experts from Germany, Austria and Switzerland present the ten mystery novels they most enjoyed. The “KrimiZeit” list of the best works in this genre is produced in collaboration with DIE ZEIT, ARTE and NordWestRadio.
A portal for literary criticism with discussions of new works from the entire German-language cultural area. The reviews are distinguished by multi-faceted analysis and background information.
Peace Prize of the German Book Trade
Annual award in the fields of literature, science or arts. Granted to individuals who have contributed to the idea of peace, humanity and understanding
Website informs about the foundation, prize winners and events
German Translators' Fund (registered association)
The German Translators' Fund grants work, residence and travel scholarships. A work scholarship allows the recipient to work longer and more intensively on a text, while travel scholarships enable translators to undertake research for a particular book project, or give them the chance to refresh their linguistic and cultural knowledge of a country during the course of a two- to four-week stay. An independent jury of experts decides which applications to approve. Scholarship application guidelines can be downloaded from the homepage of the German Translators' Fund.
The literary translators
This refers to the Federation of German-Speaking Literary Translators, on whose homepage are to be found all scholarships granted to translators, arranged clearly and chronologically by deadline. There is also information about all the relevant continuing education seminars, while an additional list contains all German translation prizes.
Society for the Promotion of African, Asian and Latin American Literature (registered association)
Since 1984, the "Society for the Promotion of African, Asian and Latin American Literature (registered association)" has been a central point of contact for the promotion of translations into German of fictional works from Africa, Asia and Latin America. The society aims to promote above all works by authors of which there are no or insufficient German translations, as well as works from countries whose literature is not sufficiently represented on the German-language book market. Only German and Swiss publishing houses can apply for grants towards such translations.
Culture Programme of the EU
Within the framework of a programme of the EU project Culture there is a translation promotion programme targeted towards publishing houses. It should be noted that up to ten works to be translated in a particular category (fiction or the arts) must be grouped together in one project. All translations must be undertaken by native speakers of the target language (i.e. the language into which the text is to be translated).
The Literary Colloquium Berlin LCB
The LCB is one of the longest-standing institutions of literature promotion in Germany. The LCB offers regular workshops and summer academies where translators can obtain advanced training.
The Swiss Cultural Foundation promotes fictional works by Swiss authors as well as books dealing with a Swiss cultural theme.
Germanistik im Netz
Fachportal für deutsche Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft mit Zugriff auf Kataloge des Deutschen Literaturarchivs Marbach, der Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main und der Fachbibliographie BDSL Online, sowie elektronische Zeitschriften, Volltext- und Nachweisdatenbanken.