Fiction Spring 2021



Thea Dorn


Letters to Max

Date of publication: February 8, 2021
Hardcover | 176 pages
"How are you?" When Johanna receives a postcard with this seemingly harmless question from her old philosophy teacher Max, all breaks loose: the grief over her mother's death; the anger at the ho...

Matthias Jügler

The Forsaken


Date of publication: March 1, 2021
Hardcover | 176 pages
What would you forget, if you could? Johannes looks back on his childhood in East Germany, and the cracks that ran through it: his mother's early death, his father's mysterious disappearance. Al...

Takis Würger


By one who survived

Date of publication: March 1, 2021
Hardcover | 188 pages
Noah Klieger was 13 when he joined a Jewish underground organisation during the German occupation of Belgium helping to smuggle Jewish children to Switzerland. Noah Klieger was 16 when he arrive...

Jaroslav Rudiš, Nicolas Mahler

Creatures of the Night

Date of publication: February 22, 2021
Hardcover | 144 pages
One night, one city, and two friends who know that there's nothing greater than the truth of the moment when the pubs close. Drifting from one beer to the next and one tale to the next, two creat...

Vera Buck

The Algorithm of Humanity

Date of publication: March 22, 2021
Hardcover | 384 pages
If you meet Mari, you will notice that she is beautiful and almost hauntingly perfect. But also that she fails to get jokes and vies everything rationally. And if you get to know her better, you ...

Dana Grigorcea

Those Who Never Die

Date of publication: March 1, 2021
Hardcover | 272 pages
Present-day Transylvania. After studying art in Paris, a young Bucharest artist returns to her home in the Romanian Carpathians – the small town of B., where she had spent every summer vacation d...

Siba Shakib

The Cherry Tree She Never Gave Her Mother


Date of publication: April 26, 2021
Hardcover | 368 pages
Middle-aged Anoush's life has reached a turning point: her friend Anouk, like herself the daughter of an Iranian father and a German mother, who was like a sister to her when they were children i...

Juli Zeh

On Humans


Date of publication: March 22, 2021
Hardcover | 416 pages
Dora moved to the countryside with her little dog. She desperately needed a change of scenery, more freedom and room to breathe. But Bracken, the small village in Branden-burg, is not quite as id...

Timo Blunck

The Optimist


Date of publication: March 8, 2021
Hardcover | 352 pages
Charlotte Keller is an unconditional optimist. Shortly before her eightieth birthday, she takes in the runaway bridegroom Toygar Bayramoğlu. Over two days, in her flat in an old people's home on...

Heike Duken

We’re Still Family


Date of publication: March 15, 2021
Hardcover | 320 pages
The past is casting its long shadow over the family Fux, all the way from 1925 – when two young brothers were raised to become soldiers, and, in the 1930s, forced to decide whose side they're on ...

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