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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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Monday, 05 February 2018, 3:00 PM
Litrix. de at the 49th International Book Fair Cairo

Book presentation and discussion with the author Meral Kureyshi

The author Meral Kureyshi will discuss her novel "Elephants in the Garden" and the recently published Arabic translation of it with critic Sayed Mahmoud at the Cairo Book Fair in 2018.