The 35th Festival of German Language Literature online in 8 languages

Translating is crossing borders, building bridges and "poetic adaptation". For the fourth time now, all fourteen entries will be going online in eight languages as part of the "Bachmann Prize goes Europe" Internet project.

Bachmann Prize – more "European" than ever

The Ingeborg Bachmann Prize is undisputedly the most important literary award in the German-speaking world, along with the Joseph Breitbach Prize and the Georg Büchner Prize.

But since it was first held in 1977 the competition has polarised opinion like no other: is it a celebration of literature? A poets' market? A type of exchange? (Literary critic Marcel Reich-Ranicki)

Well, the fact remains that the Bachmann Prize is still with us, and, in the 34th year of its existence it's more "European" than ever.


14 entries in eight languages

The aim of the "Bachmann Prize goes Europe" project is to give German-language writers a big European platform for getting published.

In addition to the English translation of the judges'- discussion – which you can read in the NEWS selection of the authors' fourteen competition entries are being translated into eight languages: English, French, Czech, Slovenian, Spanish, Italian, Croatian and English.


FGLL 2010: The literary translators


Stefan Tobler
Katy Derbyshire


Leila Pellisier
Bernard Banoun
Barbara Fontaine
Florence Tenenbaum
Gaëlle Guicheney
Jean Bertrand


Radovan Charvát

Amalia Maček
Urska P.  Černe


Nicolas Gelormini


Vito Punzi


Nataša Medved
Sabine Maric

The Festival of German-Language Literature is a series of events organised by the ORF Landesstudio Kärnten and the provincial capital of Klagenfurt in association with 3sat and the support of kelag and Hypo Group Alpe Adria.

Thanks to: all supporters, promoters and friends of the Festival of German-Language Literature. A project of this kind can only succeed if we all work together.


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