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Literature

Library & Translation Funding

Translation Funding

Helen & Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize

Translator’s Prize New York
Helen & Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize

The annual Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize is awarded each summer to honor an outstanding literary translation from German into English published in the USA the previous year. The translator of the winning translation receives $10,000.

Gutekunst FoG

Young Translator’s Prize New York
Gutekunst Prize of the Friends of Goethe New York

In 2010, the Goethe-Institut New York received a generous donation in memory of Frederick and Grace Gutekunst. A prize was created to identify outstanding young translators of German literature into English and assist them in establishing contact with the translation and publishing communities.

Goethe-Institut Photo: Loredana La Rocca

For Translators
Translation funding

Our translation grant programme supports the publication of books by German authors in another language.

New books and perspectives

Axolotl liest © Olivia Vieweg

Comics from Germany

German-language comics have come a long way since their beginnings, from classics by Wilhelm Busch and Rolf Kauka and the avant-garde of the 90s to today's graphic novels. We take a look back at the last decades of German comic history and speak with some of the protagonists in the scene.

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Hinterhofkino mit Kindern Bild: Jason Gessner. (Zuschnitt: Goethe-Institut)

Film

International Summer School 2018 Foto (Detail): Bettina Radner/Goethe-Institut e. V.

For Librarians
Services for Librarians

The Goethe-Institut promotes a professional exchange between German and American librarians and information specialists.

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