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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.

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January 30, 2017 at the 49th Cairo International Book Fair

The Transparent Translator

Translating live into Arabic from the youth novel „33 Bogen und ein Teehaus" [33 Arches and a Teahouse] by Mehrnousch Zaeri-Esfahani, translator Heba Shalaby offers the public of the Cairo book fair insight into her craft.