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About showcases new German-language publications from the fields of fiction, non-fiction, and books for children and young people, selected on a regular basis by panels of experts. In association with this also offers a Translation Grant Programme geared for several years at a time to a language chosen for special focus.


Special-focus 2015-2018
The Arabic World offers financial support for Arabic translations of books currently showcased on our portal. To this end you will find all the relevant pen-portraits of authors, book reviews and sample passages available to you in Arabic, as well as in German and English.

more – the Goethe Institute‘s program for promoting literature – has provided funding for the translation of some 100 titles in the previous five focus- languages since 2004.

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Thursday, September 21, 7:30 pm
Anders - A different kind of young adult novel
Book presentation and conversation with the translator Ola Adel

Within the context of the current special-focus "The Arabic World 2015-2018, Ola Adel will present her recently published Arabic translation of the young adult novel "Anders" [Different] by Andreas Steinhöfel (Mahrousa, Cairo 2017).

Monday, September 30, 7:30 pm
The Transparent Translator
In celebration of St. Jerome Day (International Translator's Day), the translator Manar Omar will provide insights into the art and craft of literary translation.