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New books and perspectives

Booktubing 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.

Hosentaschenbücher EN © Tiny Books – Big Stories, 2023

Diversity in children's literature
Tiny Books

Discover our Tiny Books – small books on topics such as "equal opportunities", "diversity", "body" and "freedom", in which children aged between 6 and 10 can find themselves. Free to read or download!  

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 Prize FOG updated

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

In 2010 the Goethe-Institut New York created a prize to identify outstanding young translators and to assist them in establishing contact with the translation and publishing communities. The application period for the 2024 prize is now open. The deadline to submit completed translations is April 19, 2024.

HKWolff updated

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

The annual Helen & Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize honors an outstanding literary translation from German into English published in the USA/Canada the previous year. The translator of the winning translation receives $5,000 and a trip to the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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