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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 September 2021

Latest News

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
22nd Poesiefestival Berlin

Between the 11th and 17th June the 22nd Poesiefestival Berlin took place. With the support of TRADUKI, several events with ...

18 June 2021
Archipelago Yugoslavia – Thank You!

Archipelago Yugoslavia – From 1991 to Today: 15 essays, 9 literary events & 6 films have been presented as part of #leipzigliestextra at the Leipzig ...

31 May 2021
It Has Begun!

Yesterday saw the official opening of our literary Archipelago Yugoslavia programme. Today, we continue with great authors and readings. Join ...

28 May 2021
Opening of 3rd Balkan Film Week

Last night we kicked off the 3rd Balkan Film Week. Following the opening talk we showed In Between by Samir ...

26 May 2021
Author Ilija Trojanow talks about the Balkans

Next Thursday, we kick off our literary Common Ground programme as part of Leipzig liest extra. Today, we want to ...

20 May 2021
Lejla Kalamujić at Literaturhaus Salzburg

Last night there was an online talk & reading with Lejla Kalamujić about her book Nennt mich Esteban (eta Verlag, 2020). ...

12 May 2021
Archipelago Yugoslavia – Programme & Participants

Details for our Archipelago Yugoslavia – From 1991 to Today programme are now online! Plus information about our wonderful participants and our 3...

5 May 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.