Translation Award Ceremony
Helen & Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize + Gutekunst Prize of the Friends of Goethe New York
Save the Date!
Please save the date for this year's annual translation award ceremony in honor of the Helen & Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize and the Gutekunst Prize of the Friends of Goethe New York. More details will be added to this page as they become available.
Established in 1996 and funded by the German government, the Helen & Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize is awarded each year to honor an outstanding literary translation from German into English published in the USA the previous year. The prizewinning translator receives $10,000. This year, the Prize celebrates its 25th anniversary! Read about the translations selected for the Shortlist, which was announced on April 15, 2021.
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.