Translation Grant Programme

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Through its programmes, the Goethe-Institut promotes the translation of German-language books from the areas of fiction, children’s and young people’s literature as well as non-fiction internationally. To date, over 6000 titles in 45 languages have been financially supported. In this way, the Goethe-Institut abroad enables access to German-language literature and promotes cultural exchange.

Moreover, the Goethe-Institut provides information on its web portals and in publications on outstanding new releases on the German book market as well as on previously-published translations from German.

This page provides an overview of the activities of the Goethe-Institut in the area of translation funding and support.

Translation support

Translations of German books into a foreign language

Publishers abroad can apply to the Goethe-Institut for a translation of a self-selected German-language title. The programme is open for all languages. presents selected new German-language releases. The programme offers support for translation projects within the context of its cyclical three-year focus on a specific language and region. Current special focus: 2022–2024 Italian.


The Goethe-Institut is partnered with TRADUKI, the European network for literature and books. Exchange between the 14 participating countries is promoted by a translation programme and encounters.

New German-language releases

New Books in German

Book presentations for the English-speaking world