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Common Ground 2020-2022

Important: We regret to announce that this year's Leipzig Book Fair has been cancelled. However, our long-term plan remains the same: introduce the German-speaking audiences to the not much known literature from Southeast Europe. In this sense, the three-year project of the Stand in Focus 2020-2022 will play an important role at the Leipzig Book Fair in the next two years.

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Balkan Film Night

On 19th June, the Balkan Film Night brings the seventh art directly into your living rooms. On the menu: A selection of Southeast European films as well as interviews and Q&As. Cinematic pleasures can be had until midnight when the credits will start rolling!

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TRADUKI promotes the exchange between the German-language and Southeast European literary scenes as well as the exchange between Southeast European literary scenes respectively. It primarily supports translations from German into Southeast European languages, vice versa, and between Southeast European languages, with emphasis on 20th and 21st century literature.

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Next Deadlines:
1st February 2021
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Literary Translation Workshop – Romanian

TRADUKI Network, in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of Romania, invites translators of Romanian literature to the 2nd edition ...

23 September 2020
Die guten Tage

Die guten Tage — Literature and Music from Southeast Europe 2nd October 2020 / 19.00 Literarisches Colloquium Berlin, Am Sandwerder 5, 14109 Berlin With Anja Golob, ...

22 September 2020
Translation Workshop: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian <-> German

3rd – 7th December 2020, Literaturhaus Wien Workshop led by: Mascha Dabić and Andy Jelčić Venue: Literaturhaus, Seidengasse 13, 1070 Wien From 3rd ...

21 September 2020
Festival Season Kicks Off in Earnest!

The first three weeks of September saw a slew of literary festivals, and with the support of Traduki, a string ...

19 September 2020
Reading Balkans 2021

Reading Balkans is supporting Writers-in-Residence fellowships for the year 2021. In total there are 19 residencies; each residency is four weeks long. ...

17 September 2020
Château de Lavigny – Dabić, Dinić & Schnabl

This summer, Mascha Dabić, Marko Dinić and Ana Schnabl stayed as writers in residence at Château de Lavigny in ...

14 September 2020
Angelesen: Singer in the Night

In our first „Angelesen“ episode, we present an excerpt from the novel Singer in the Night by Olja Savičević, ...

10 August 2020
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New Application Tool!

We are currently open for submissions and are looking forward to receiving your application! We have a new translation grant ...

6 August 2020
Angelesen: Stories from Southeast Europe

In “Angelesen: Stories from Southeast Europe” we present short snippets from different literary works – be it poetry, prose, or children’...

31 July 2020
New Reads – (Not Only) Summery Recommendations

For the “Prosaic Ones”: Proslava [The Celebration] The latest novel by Croatian writer Damir Karakaš delves even deeper than his ...

29 June 2020

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Writers in Residence

Translators and authors from Southeast Europe have a chance to take part in the residencies programme organised by Traduki’s partners. Locations on offer include Belgrade, Bucharest, Cetinje, Novo Mesto, Prishtina, Sarajevo, Skopje, Sofia, Split, Tirana as well as Vaduz in Liechtenstein. So far, around 230 authors and translators have taken this opportunity to connect to a new literary landscape and work on their projects.

1100+ Books 700+ Authors 600+ Translators 200+ Residences 105 Language Combinations 12 Years


The Traduki network is a project of the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs of the Republic of Austria, German Federal Foreign Office, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, the Austrian Association of Translators IG Übersetzerinnen Übersetzer (Literaturhaus Wien) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport of the Republic of Austria, Goethe Institut, S. Fischer Foundation, Slovenian Book Agency - JAK, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, Ministry of Culture of the Prinicipality of Liechtenstein, Cultural Foundation Liechtenstein, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Albania, Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, The Ministry of Culture of Romania, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Montenegro, Leipzig Book Fair, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of North Macedonia and Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria.