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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 2015-2017
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.

Translations supported by


November 10-17, 2016
ViceVersa-Translation Workshop: Arabic and German in Translation House Looren (Switzerland)

Translators from Arabic to German and from German to Arabic are invited to apply for our third translators’ workshop, which provides the opportunity for five translators (five German-Arabic and five Arabic-German) to present and discuss their current translations.

Application deadline: June 10, 2016