New Books in German - Website Relaunch

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New Books in German - Website Relaunch

  • Tue 6 Oct 2020

We are excited to announce that the New Books in German website, gathering together the very best writing coming out of German speaking countries, is relaunched!

Providing trusted, expert and independent recommendations of German language books from a range of genres, busy editors can quickly home in on timely books featuring fresh voices that will appeal to their readers.

Click here to explore the latest German language literature that’s ripe for international audiences

Good stories travel and translate well. As long-time champion of German literature Ian McEwan points out, there is a dynamism and diversity that this website now makes more easily available.

The fiction and non-fiction books on the site have been selected by UK and US juries as examples of brilliant, original writing deemed to have a high chance of success with an anglophone readership.


Guaranteed financial support for English translation

Books which are selected by the New Books in German juries are guaranteed financial support for the English translation if bought by an English language publisher.

New Books in German is a collaborative project between Austria, Germany and Switzerland. The project is a way to break down some of the barriers that can be created by language and nationality, as well as to uncover great reads.

Sarah Hemens, Project Director of New Books in German said “Books from other countries can give us valuable glimpses into different ways of thinking and being, but can also remind us of the universality of some experiences and emotions.”

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