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Translations from, to and
within Southeast Europe

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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Angelesen: Stories from Southeast Europe

In our latest online series, Susanne Bormann and Aleksandar Radenković present and read stories from Southeast Europe – fairy tales, novel excerpts, and poems. Listen intently!

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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

Latest News

Ilija Trojanow in Timișoara

Yesterday, with the support of Traduki, Ilija Trojanow took part in the International Literature Festival in Timişoara (FILTM). The ...

22 October 2020
Revisiting Bucharest – Now Live!

Today we present the digital essay Revisiting Bucharest. The digital essay by Uroš Prah is now live. The talk premieres ...

21 October 2020
“Herztier” – A Story About How to Survive Dictatorship

As part of the German October (Tetori Gjerman) a string of events around Nobel laureate Herta Müller’s Herztier (...

19 October 2020
SEE Literature at Wannsee

Die guten Tage, the good days, came to Wannsee but they are far from over! For those who could not ...

5 October 2020
Revisiting Bucharest

This year, many of our residency programmes had to come to an unexpected halt. Nevertheless, we wanted to find a ...

4 October 2020
So What’s Taking Them So Long?

As per usual, TRADUKI will be hosting an event at the Weltempfang at the Frankfurt Book Fair. This time with ...

1 October 2020
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

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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.