15 houses of literature in Germany, Austria and Switzerland work together in the Netzwerk der Literaturhäuser (network of literature houses), developing international projects together with various partners, such as Fragile. European correspondences, residency programmes, programmes focussing on the literature of individual countries and the Preis der Literaturhäuser, which is awarded annually to writers particularly successful with their audiences. Please contact us should you want to know more about any of our projects or future plans.
The first German house of literature was founded in Berlin in 1986, followed in quick succession by further houses in the bigger cities of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. They quickly evolved into meeting-places for literature and the contemporary book and soon became irreplaceable venues.