In brief

About the project

Every other year, a German and a Polish translator respectively receive the prize for building bridges with language. The candidates are nominated by a German-Polish jury. The gala award ceremony is organized by Deutsches Polen-Institut and held alternately in Cracow, Poland, and Darmstadt, Germany.

The prize was created jointly by Karl Dedecius, doyen of German translators of Polish literature and distinguished mediator between Germany and Poland and the Robert Bosch foundation in 1981 to recognize outstanding work by Polish translators of German. It was supplemented by a promotional prize for Polish translators in 1992, and has been bestowed as a twin prize for both German and Polish translators since 2003.

The prize winners will be invited to a public event at the Karl-Dedecius Literary Archive at Europa-Universit├Ąt Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder).

Contact person

Dr. Andrzej Kaluza
Deutsches Polen-Institut
Marktpl. 15
64287 Darmstadt
Phone+49 6151 4202-20
e-mail to Dr. Andrzej Kaluza

Contact at Robert Bosch Foundation

Elisabeth van Gelder
Project Manager
Phone+49 711 46084-146
e-mail to Elisabeth van Gelder