Once a book is selected by our juries and recommended on the site by us, it can also go on to gain financial support for its translation into English.
“Knowing that we would receive support for the translation played a big part in our deciding to translate and publish this book in English”
Harry Hall, Publisher, Haus Publishing
As an English-language publisher, you are guaranteed a grant towards the costs of translation into English of a fiction book which has been chosen by the jury and recommended by New Books in German in the last five years. You can see these books in the explore books section of the website, but please note it is your own responsibility to check the date is within the correct time frame.
Non-fiction books by German and Swiss authors that appeared here in the last five years are also guaranteed funding. Non-fiction books by Austrian authors are not eligible for financial support and so we do not feature them.
Fiction titles outside the five-year period will be considered for funding, but there is no guarantee. We recommend you contact us, or the relevant funding body directly, for an informal discussion.
It is the nationality or country of residence of the author which determines which funding body should be approached.
Funding for authors from Germany
Costs of translation into English are supported by our partner the Goethe-Institut.
Funding for authors from Austria
Costs of translation into English are supported by our partner the Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport.
Funding for authors from Switzerland
Costs of translation into English are supported by our partner the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.