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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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Cairo, Oktober 23, 2018, 19:30
On the refugee trail through Europe

Book presentation and conversation with the author Navid Kermani in Cairo

In interviews with aid workers, politicians, and above all refugees, the author Navid Kermani reports in his newest work, "Einbruch der Wirklichkeit" (2015) on the situation and experiences of thousands of refugees on the Balkan route.