Internationaler Literaturpreis 2019

Award for Translated Contemporary Literatures
Award Ceremony Jun 18, 2019

Trafalgar Square 2004 | © Matt Stuart / MAPS

Trafalgar Square 2004 | © Matt Stuart / MAPS

Universal reportage is shaping the present; every experience is immediately recorded and extensively interpreted. At the same time, public discourse is lacking imagination and productive metaphors. But what about literature as an art form – as artistically critical analysis or poetic practice, which recreates the world in language over and over again?

The eleventh Internationaler Literaturpreis will examine this and, with the six shortlisted books and the award-winning duo, sound out the potential of a conversation between literature, the world, and pluralistic readerships.

Dates in 2019

Mon, May 6
Announcement of the shortlist
Buchhandlung ocelot
Brunnenstraße 181, 10119 Berlin

Sun, May 12, 19 and 26, Jun 2 and 16
Shared Readings of the six shortlisted books
Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek
Blücherplatz 1, 10961 Berlin

Thu, 18 Jun
Awarding of the Internationaler Literaturpreis
Haus der Kulturen der Welt

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