Litprom: Dialogue through literature

Since 40 years Litprom promotes literature and authors from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Arab World.

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12 candidates have been nominated for the LiBeraturpreis 2020 - a record!

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This year a dozen books have been nominated for the LiBeraturpreis — never before have there been as many candidates! 

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All books by female writers that have been on one of the four previous year’s »Weltempfänger-lists« are automatically nominated for the award. In 2019, the proportion of women was at 34%.

Find out more about the nominees.

Literature Days 2020 - Retrospective

»Migration — Literature without a permanent residence« was the theme of the 9th Literature Days that took place on 24 and 25 January at the Literaturhaus Frankfurt.

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World literature: Join the »Community«

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Important note for authors

Litprom is not a literary agency.
Please don't send us any manuscripts, we won't pass them on to German publishers or check them for a translation.
If you are looking for a suitable publishing house, feel welcome to search our Catalogue of Sources.

Litprom as your entry to the German book market

What can we do for foreign literary institutions in the Global South?

Are you currently trying to enter the German-speaking book market? Would you like to build-up your own business network and find your books being translated into German and being sold in German-speaking countries?

We provide you with an extended network ranging from German publishers specialized on international literature to renowned translators and important business multipliers for your market entry. We have been working in the field of promoting international literature to the German market for almost forty years and bring in the necessary network and work experience. Litprom is headed by the president of Frankfurt Book Fair, Juergen Boos, underlining the strong connection to and within the German book market.

Contact: Anita Djafari
Phone: +49-(0)69 – 2102 113 | e-mail:

Mercedes Rosende was awarded the LiBeraturpreis 2019

The most popular book by a female author from the Global South is from Uruguay.

Mercedes Rosende was given this years LiBeraturpreis for her detective novel »Krokodilstränen« (El miserere de las cocodrilos). Find out more.

Sheikh Zayed Book Award – 2019 winners

The winners of the Sheikh Zayed Book Awards 2019 were announced by the Department of Tourism and Culture - Abu Dhabi on March 18th. Find out more About them here.