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.
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.
Litrix.de 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: 2015 – 2018 The Arabic World.
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.
The new Goethe-Institut grant program aimed at U.S. publishers for the translation of contemporary German-language literature into English
Book presentations for the English-speaking world
Information for Central and Eastern Europe