Gutekunst Prize of the
Friends of Goethe New York

Gutekunst FoG

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 prize has been supported by the Friends of Goethe New York since 2017.

The Gutekunst Prize of the Friends of Goethe New York is open to college students and to all translators under the age of 35 who, at the time the prize is awarded, have not yet published, nor are under contract for, a book-length translation. Each applicant is required to translate a literary text of approximately 15 pages. Submitted translations are evaluated by a jury consisting of three experts in German literature and translation.
The prize comes with a purse of $2,500.

Application Process

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The Gutekunst Prize of the Friends of Goethe New York is open to college students and to all translators under the age of 35 who, at the time the prize is awarded, have not yet published, nor are under contract for, a book-length translation. The Gutekunst Prize will be open from January 15 to March 31, 2021.

Application Process

Past Recipients

About Frederick Paul Gutekunst (1889-1985)

Frederic(k) Paul Gutekunst was born in Moberly, Missouri on July 24, 1889. His parents were George and Emilie Gutekunst, originally of Germany.

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Dean Whiteside
Translation Grant Program Liaison
dean.whiteside@goethe.de

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