The International Literature Award - Haus der Kulturen der Welt is awarded by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the foundation “Elementarteilchen” (Hamburg):
The Stiftung Elementarteilchen, Hamburg, was founded by Jan Szlovak (Chairman) in 2007. The foundation supports nonprofit organizations and projects in the Hamburg area and beyond that work for climate and environmental protection, ending female genital mutilation, the clearance of landmines, and other causes. In 2009, the Stiftung Elementarteilchen joined with Haus der Kulturen der Welt to institute the International Literature Award - Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Borne by a common interest in the promotion of international literatures and their translation, the award has since been conferred annually with substantial financial support from the foundation.
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Haus der Kulturen der Welt is supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as well as by the Federal Foreign Office.