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Translations from, to and
within Southeast Europe

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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Translation Workshop – Romanian III

The TRADUKI Network, in cooperation with several Romanian partners, invites translators of Romanian literature to the 3rd edition of our ...

15 September 2021
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Reading the Western Balkans – Selection

The selected authors and translators for the Reading the Western Balkans programme are now announced! The following authors and translators ...

15 September 2021
TRADUKI Authors at #ilb21

Yesterday, Samira Kentrić presented her graphic novels Balkanalien (translation: Barbara Anderlič; Jacoby & Stuart) and Adna (Mladinska knjiga) at the ...

13 September 2021
Hashima at LCB

In a week we are hosting the Good Days at LCB! For those who already want to get into the ...

10 September 2021

The great Romanian novelist Mircea Cărtărescu is the winner of the “Prozart” award for 2021. The award will be ...

9 September 2021
Die guten Tage III

At the third edition of our Good Days at Wannsee we will be hosting the writers Asja Bakić, Lana Bastaš...

26 August 2021
Archipelago Yugoslavia Essays on VoxEurop

Since the beginning of the month, the online media outlet VoxEurop has been publishing essays from our Archipelago Yugoslavia series ...

25 August 2021
Translation Support & Translation Workshop

Translation support: TRADUKI is currently open for submissions: Publishers can send in translation grant applications until 1st September. How and ...

13 July 2021
Bookstan & Summery New Reads

Balmy summer has its own delights, with a string of new reads and festivals to quicken your heart! Bookstan International ...

1 July 2021
Josip Osti

* 19th March 1945, † 26th June 2021 Last Saturday, the great poet, translator, and author Josip Osti passed away. Osti was born in ...

28 June 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 13 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.