The Goethe-Institut at the Leipzig Book Fair 2018

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.

Besucher und Besucherinnen auf der Leipziger Buchmesse © Leipziger Buchmesse In 2017 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 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 and Date Location
Recent literature from Tradukistan – three literary voices

Thursday, 15th March, 11.00 am-12.00 noon
Traduki Stage, Hall 4, D 507
“Blaturi de tort” and “Răpirea din Serai”
New Romanian storytellers. Two anthologies

Thursday, 15th March, 1.00-2.00 pm
Romanian Stand, Hall 4, E501
Letters to Petar – homosexuality in literature

Thursday, 15th March, 2.00-3.00 pm
Traduki Stage, Hall 4, D507
New home literature

Friday, 16th March, 2.00-2.30 pm
ARTE-Stand, Glass Atrium, Gallery, Booth 11
How do you compose a Roma song? Roma and Sinti in literature

Friday, 16th March, 2.00-3.00 pm
Traduki Stage, Hall 4 / D507
Breaking the Isolation: How do translators in Romania, Argentina and elsewhere organize networks and other initiatives?

Friday, 16th March, 2.00-3.00 pm
Forum International and Übersetzerzentrum, Hall 4, Booth C505
Fabjan Hafner Prize presentation

Friday, 16th March, 3.00-4.00 pm
Forum International Übersetzerzentrum, Hall 4, C505
Reading with all the senses

Saturday 17th March, 1.00-1.30 pm
ARTE-Stand, Glass Atrium, Gallery, Booth 11
Tabletalk Europe. Discussions to reinforce democracy

Saturday, 17th March, 3.00-4.00 pm
Forum Sachbuch, Hall 3
Bucharest takes the shape of my brain

Saturday, 17th March, 4.00-5.00 pm
Romanian Stand, Hall 4, E501 – contemporary Danish books to be read and translated

Saturday, 17th March, 5.00-5.45 pm
Nordisches Forum, Hall 4 / C400
“Enough chatting, now it’s time to tell stories. New literature from Romania”

Saturday, 17th March, 7.00-11.00 pm
Schauspielhaus Leipzig, Bosestr. 1
There’s something to discover
From the lives of European minorities

Saturday, 17th March, 8:00 pm
UT Connewitz, Wolfgang-Heinze-Straße 12a, 04277 Leipzig Süd – contemporary Danish books to be read and translated

Sunday 18th March, 1.30-2.15 pm
Nordisches Forum, Hall 4 / C400