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Germany in the UK weekly update: British author Ian McEwan awarded Goethe medal


The Guardian interviewed Christian Drosten, the director of the Institute of Virology at the Charité Hospital in Berlin, about the coronavirus response in Germany and also the UK. The article can be found here.

An article in the Telegraph discusses the statements made by UK government ministers about the success of measures to ease the lockdown in Germany. The article can be found here.


British author Ian McEwan has been awarded one of this year's Goethe Medals for his outstanding service to the German language and international cultural relations.

Apply here by Wednesday 6th May to win online tickets to the documentary film festival DOK.fest Munich being held online this year from 6th until 24th May.

The Austrian Cultural Forum London is inviting professional and aspiring translators to participate in a competition for the best German to English translation of contemporary Austrian prose writing. Details can be found here.

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