Literature and books

Variations on a Theme 2017

Variations on a Theme 2017

29 March 2017, 7.00pm | Austrian Cultural Forum London
This year the ACF launches a special translator and writing prize. Both winning and selected commended translators and writers will be invited to read their work at this special literary event. Submissions of translations into ...
The Life and Death of Birds

The Life and Death of Birds

19 April 2017, 7.00pm | Austrian Cultural Forum London
Seizing upon Britain’s ornithological obsession, this international artist collective presents an Attenboroughinspired story about modern-day London, told through music, art and literature, from a bird’s perspective. How do birds go about finding food, real-estate and ...
Illuminations I: Elfriede Jelinek

Illuminations I: Elfriede Jelinek

26 April 2017, 7.00pm | Austrian Cultural Forum London
The first instalment of a new series of innovative events bringing to light and responding to the work of writers
fundamental to the unique Austrian contribution to world literature in the post-war era. Nobel prize ...


650th Anniversary of the University of Vienna
Eine opulente Schau zum Denkerzirkel als Höhepunkt im Ausstellungsreigen zum 650-Jahr-Jubiläum der Uni Wien.
Auf über 1000 Quadratmetern wird in den ehemaligen Turnräumen quasi im Bauch der Universität die Geschichte des einzigartigen interdisziplinären Denkerzirkels erzählt: seine Vorgeschichte, die eigentliche Zeit seiner Existenz von 1924 bis 1936, aber auch die Vertreibung seiner Protagonisten und deren internationale Wirkung.

The 650th Anniversary of the University of Vienna is marked with a variety of events throughout the year. The events in the anniversary year range from the New Year's Concert 2015 – the Main Building of the University of Vienna was the backdrop for a ballet shoot – to the solemn opening of the anniversary year on 12 March 2015 and the Campus Festival in June. Our 650th anniversary year is packed with many highlights. More info

Opening of “Salzburg Literary Archives”

The “Salzburg Literary Archives” – a literary-historical research centre of the University, the City and the Land of Salzburg – were formally opened on 19 April 2012. They collect and investigate living and posthumous estates of authors, such as Barbara Frischmuth, Peter Handke, Gert Jonke and Stefan Zweig, with ties to Salzburg and make them available for academic research.

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Austrian government awards, grants and subsidies for translation

With a view to promoting (Austrian or foreign) translators or the translation of Austrian contemporary literature, subsidies, grants and awards are available from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture.  Click here for more information.