Sold to Denmark and Norway: THE BECOMING OF KILLERS

Thriller star Romy Hausmann re-invents herself with this true crime project and takes her fans to a whole new level of talking/thinking/living crime! Her Danish publisher Superlux and her Norwegian publisher Cappelen Damm just acquired rights. Nothing is as brutal as reality: For years, whenever Romy Hausmann researched her thrillers, she came across the stories…

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just published in Swedish: Horst Krüger’s THE BROKEN HOUSE

Weyler Förlag in Sweden just published Horst Krüger’s THE BROKEN HOUSE in translation by Anne-Marie Odstedt! THE BROKEN HOUSE is a major rediscovery: one young man’s record of Berlin in Nazi Germany, and a sharp-eyed analysis of the lower middle classes, who were so ensnared by their ideology. Horst Krüger, who characterises himself as »the…

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Joseph Roth: TRAVELS TO UKRAINE AND RUSSIA (C.H.Beck)

Roth was a successful journalist in the 1920s. On behalf of the „Frankfurter Zeitung,“ he traveled to the young Soviet Union in 1926 and to Poland in 1928 – with a special focus on the situation of the Ukrainian minority there. In 2015, publisher C.H.Beck reissued some of Joseph Roth’s reportages under the title „Travels…

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Sold to Sweden: Stories of a Chiropodist by Katja Oskamp

One can only absolutely adore this book! Now, Rámus Förlag in Sweden acquired rights to Katja Oskamp’s MARZAHN, MON AMOUR. STORIES OF A CHIROPODIST (Hanser Berlin 2019)!! a huge hit in Germany and a SPIEGEL bestseller for months and months rights sold to UK (Peirene Press Ltd.), France (Editions Zulma), Spain (Hoja de Lata), NEW…

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Sold to Norway: Yevgenia Beloruset’s LUCKY BREAKS

Yevgenia Belorusets‚ stories LUCKY BREAKS have been published in English and already reviewed by The Economist, The Financial Times and  The Times Literary Supplement.The author is currently writing a war diary from Kyiv in German for the Spiegel and in English for isolarii.  It is with great pleasure that I share the news that Forlaget Oktober in…

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Leipzig Book Award for European Understanding 2022 goes to Karl-Markus Gauß

After Masha Gessen, Åsne Seierstad and Mathias Énard among many others, Karl-Markus Gauß received the 2022 Leipzig Book Award for European Understanding for his works, among them his stylistically, brilliant essays, reportage and travelogues collected in THE NEVER-ENDING TREK (Zsolnay 2020). the jury’s statement: »Europe? When you think of Europe today, the first things that…

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Published in Sweden: Gertrude Pressburger’s Holocaust memoir

No words to describe how happy we are to see this heart-breaking memoir out in Swedish translation at Historiska Media! LIVED, LIVED THROUGH, SURVIVED (Zsolnay 2018) is the life story of a down-to-earth working class family from Vienna who barely seemed to be aware of being Jewish. Than the Nazis invade Austria and Getrude, her…

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Svenska Dagbladet on Hanna Engelmeier’s essay COMFORT

Michael Ekman has reviewed Hanna Engelmeier’s COMFORT. FOUR EXERCISES (Matthes & Seitz Berlin 2021) for Svenska Dagbladet. »A child can be comforted by an ice cream, but where can an adult find comfort? In her collection of essays „Comfort“, German cultural scientist Hanna Engelmeier draws on writers such as Rilke, Adorno, David Foster Wallace and…

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