We are very pleased that we have been able to attract the successful author Mareike Fallwickl from Austria for the 31st contest.

Mareike Fallwickl, born in Hallein near Salzburg in 1983, works as a freelance author and lives with her family in Salzburger Land. In 2018, her literary debut “Dark green almost black” was published by Frankfurter Verlagsanstalt and nominated for the Austrian Book Prize as well as for the Independent’s Favourite Book.

This was followed in 2019 by the novel “The Light is Much Brighter Here”, the film rights that have been optioned. She promotes literature on various stages and social media channels, focusing on female narrative voices. 2022 published her latest book, “The Rage That Remains”, about the burden dumped on women and rebelling. In her own words, Mareike Fallwickl wants to “take a revealing look at our society in her novels – without ever losing her sense of humour”.

More information on Mareike Fallwickl can be found at:


In the first half of November, the competition tasks and further information will be available on the DISDH homepage.

The prize winners will again receive attractive prizes such as an iPad, vouchers or material prizes.

The jury is looking forward to many successful entries, which will be awarded during the festive prize-giving ceremony on Thursday, 20 April 2023. On this evening, you can get to know the author and her work better in an interview and a reading.


Literature Competition

DISDH has been the organiser and host of the most important German-Dutch translation competition for pupils for many years. Young people from all over the Netherlands are called upon to translate a passage from well-known works of contemporary German literature into Dutch. Finally, the award ceremony takes place at our school, where the authors are present, and the best translation is honoured.

Wow! We are pleased about 100 registrations for our Literature Competition 2023.


Here, you will find the relevant documents for the Literature Competition:

Competition task

Didactic Material

Letter to the Teachers

Letter to the Apprentices


If you have any questions about the 2023 Literature Competition, please feel free to send us a message.


We would like to thank the sponsors of the 2023 Literature Competition for their commitment!