The Jury Process

Books featured on are selected by a panel of independent experts consisting of three well-known literary critics and three experts from the relevant special-focus language area familiar both with literature and with the practical realities of publishing. Each year, the jury chooses a list of approximately 20 newly published German-language books from the fields of fiction, non-fiction, and books for children and young people. These books are showcased on the website by means of sample passages and background material in German, English and the relevant special-focus language, and they are incorporated into the associated Translation Grant Programme. The selection process ensures that the books showcased on are well matched to the interests of those in the area chosen for special focus.