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New books and perspectives

Achtung Buch with Marie-Pierre © Laura Laakso

Achtung Buch!

Are you interested in German literature but don't really know where to start? As part of our "Achtung Buch!" series, Marie-Pierre would like to share with you her favorites from our e-library. Whether it's contemporary literature, comics or children's books, she is happy to share her recommendations with you.

Frankfurter Buchmesse © Goethe-Institut / Illustration: Tobias Schrank


The literature blog “Cherrypicker” presents selected novels and non-fiction, graphic novels and stories, audio books and literature for children and teenagers. And it gathers concise voices from the world of literature. Every week a new recommendation, every week the chance to discover remarkable texts, images and opinions.

Book market and literature prizes

Translation Funding & Prizes

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.

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.

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.

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