Prize for Translated Contemporary Literature
For the fifteenth time, the House of World Cultures and the Foundation Elementarteilchen are awarding the International Literature Prize.
Endowed with 35,000 euros - 20,000 euros for the author, 15,000 euros for the translator - it honors an outstanding work of contemporary international literature in its first German translation. In this alliance, it honors both the original work and the translation. This dual focus makes it unique in the German prize landscape.
Building on the prize's existing legacy of broadening understanding of heterogeneous forms of storytelling, this year German first translations of international poetry may also be submitted.
The award will be presented at a literary celebration on the roof terrace of the HKW on September 9, 2023.
The exact time will be announced.