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Archipelago Yugoslavia

From 1991 to Today

Common Ground 2020-2022

Under the following title and the joint roof of Traduki, the diverse and intricate literary landscape of Southeast Europe presents itself at the Leipzig Book Fair between 2020 and 2022. It is Traduki's biggest and most ambitious project since its inception in 2008. Additional events at other book fairs form part of this endeavour, as do the Balkan Film Week & Night and a host of videos and podcasts available online, including Books for Breakfast.

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Revisiting Residencies

Around 230 authors and translators have taken the opportunity to immerse themselves in new literary landscapes with the support of TRADUKI. In this series, we invite them to share with us their experiences of their residency stays.

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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 2022

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“Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier’…” —  Alfred, Lord Tennyson The year ...

16 December 2021
Common Ground Theme 2022: US AND THEM

There are so many things that divide people and societies: nationality, language, ethnicity, social status, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ...

9 December 2021
Buch Wien: A Review

In a year dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic, lock-downs, event cancellations and the shift into the digital space, with readings ...

3 December 2021
Book Presentation | Vitomil Zupan

On 29 November Vitomil Zupan’s novel Menuett für Gitarre (zu 25 Schuss) was presented at the Literaturhaus Wien. This classic ...

2 December 2021
split lit int

Today the official programme of the split lit int literary festival kicks off. With the support of TRADUKI, the following ...

1 December 2021

Congratulations to the Slovene translator an interpreter, Amalija Maček, this year’s recipient of the Fabjan Hafner Prize. The ...

30 November 2021
Voxeurop Talk

The platform Voxeurop, where several of our Archipelago Yugoslavia essays were published, is hosting a great talk on the breakup ...

22 November 2021
Results of Programme Commission – November 2021

In its 32nd meeting on 8th November 2021, the TRADUKI programme commission took decisions on 116 applications for translation support. The programme ...

11 November 2021
#bw21 Kicks Off Today!

Today the Buch Wien opens its doors! The first TRADUKI event at the book fair will take place tomorrow at 12. ...

10 November 2021
Online Workshop (Romanian) 2021

In cooperation with several Romanian partners, the 3rd edition of our literary translation workshop for translators from the Romanian language ...

8 November 2021

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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 14 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, Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia, Ministry of Social Affairs and Culture of the Principality 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 for Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Montenegro, Leipzig Book Fair, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of North Macedonia and Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria.