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Uwe Johnson © picture alliance / Keystone

Riverside Drive Revisited

Just over 50 years ago, Uwe Johnson, a German writer living in New York, began writing Anniversaries, one of the great masterpieces of postwar German literature. On the occasion of the first complete English translation of Anniversaries, the Goethe-Institut investigates what makes this such an enduring classic. 

Photo: Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach Photo: Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach

Translation funding
Helen & Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize

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

Gutekunst Prize © Moa Karlberg

Translation funding
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.

The Neue Nachbarn Kochbuch (i.e. New Neighbours Cookbook) Photo (detail): © Andrea Gehwolf

Tested: “Neue Nachbarn Kochbuch”
Many cooks enrich the soup

Together with seven cooks from refugee countries of origin, star chef Tony Hohlfeld and restaurant critic Robert Kroth have cooked, experimented, and developed brand-new recipes. How well suited are the star chef’s “50 Rezepte für mehr Miteinander” (i.e. 50 recipes for greater togetherness) for our own kitchens?

Books First Cover © Goethe-Institut

Books first

The Goethe-Institut is bringing German-language literature and authors to the US. Publishers are encouraged to apply for translation grants to make their favorite German books accessible to English-speakers.

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