The Goethe-Institut at the Leipzig Book Fair 2017

Book fairs in Germany provide an excellent platform on which the international work of the Goethe-Institut can be re-examined from a home perspective and also thrown open to a German audience for discussion. Every year numerous German-speaking authors, translators or illustrators travel to a variety of places around the globe on behalf of the Goethe-Institut, where they discuss their books with already-delighted readers as well as those who still need some convincing. They take part in workshops and festivals, and use this as an opportunity to forge international contacts with other creative people.

 © Leipziger Buchmesse Dear friends of literature,
 
The books fairs in Germany provide an excellent platform to view the world-wide work of the Goethe-Institut once again from the domestic perspective and to present it to the German public for discussion. Numerous German-language writers, translators and illustrators travel every year for the Goethe-Institut to readings, festivals, book fairs and residencies in the most diverse places.
 
In 2016 the Translation Grant Programme of the Goethe-Institut was able to support more than 200 works in about 35 languages. Since 2015 our translation programme Litrix.de has focussed on the Arabic language.
 
The Goethe-Institut programme for the Leipzig Book Fair gives a lively impression of our topics and formats and the people with whom we work. We look forward to seeing you at the Fair and wish you many exciting encounters!

 
 Event Date Location
Oxymora – Exhibition at the Baumwollspinnerei Thursday, 23 March 2017
 
Spinnereistr. 7, Halle 12
From Book to Bot Thursday, 23 March 2017 Forum International, Halle 4, Stand C500
Renaissance of Pop Literature, or Literary Voyeurism?
 
Friday, 24 March 2017 Café Europa, Halle 4, Stand E401
How We Want to Live
 
Friday, 24 March 2017 ARTE-Stand, Glashalle, Empore, Stand 11
Lost Generations
 
Saturday, 25 March 2017 ARTE-Stand, Glashalle, Empore, Stand 11
 
Literature on House Visit
 
Saturday, 25 March 2017 Forum International, Halle 4, Stand C500
Blood, Soil & Money – A Croatian Family History Saturday, 25 March 2017 Traduki -Stand, Halle 4, D507
Balkan Night Saturday, 25 March 2017 UT Connewitz, Wolfgang-Heinze-Straße 12a,
04277 Leipzig Süd
Correct Children’s Books? Sense and Nonsense of Revisions Sunday, 26 March 2017 ARTE-Stand, Glashalle, Empore, Stand 11
A Different Europe? Lithuania from Near And Far Sunday, 26 March 2017
 
Forum International, Halle 4, Stand C500