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Award Ceremony June 22, 2022

Internationaler Literaturpreis 2022

Prize for Contemporary Literature in Translation

June 22, 7.30 pm
Award ceremony at HKW

Free admission

Updates and program information:
HKW Newsletter

It’s time for new languages: In 2022, the Internationaler Literaturpreis will again be searching for books that do something with language – precisely because they reach us in translation.

Trauma and memory, magic and the might of nature raging against humankind, plain language and the question of justice in storytelling: The six titles on this year’s shortlist find new words for the now. “These are works that do not shy away from taking on the conflicts of our time and they show us the power of nature in the struggle against destructive humanity.” – The Jury

Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Stiftung Elementarteilchen are awarding the Internationaler Literaturpreis for the fourteenth time. Endowed with €35,000 (€20,000 for the author, €15,000 for the translator) – it honors an outstanding work of contemporary international literature in its first German translation. The award thus acknowledges both the original work and the translation, a dual focus that is unique in the German awards landscape. All other shortlisted authors and translators receive €1,000 each.

The author and translator duo who receive the award will be announced in a ceremony at HKW on June 22, 2022.