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Internationaler Literaturpreis

Prize for Contemporary Literatures in Translation


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In 2024, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the Elementarteilchen Foundation will award the International Literature Prize for the sixteenth time. The award of €35,000—€20,000 for the author and €15,000 for the translator—honours an outstanding work of contemporary international literature that has been translated into German for the first time. In this way, the prize recognizes both the original work and the work of translation. This dual focus makes the prize unique to Germany, building on the existing legacy of a prize that continues to expand upon an understanding of heterogeneous forms of storytelling. First translations of international poetry into German are also permitted.