Fiction Spring 2024



Stephan Abarbanell

Paula or The Seven Colours of Solitude


Date of publication: March 20, 2024
Hardcover | 240 pages
Paula grew up in Minsk, was sent to New York when she was young, dreamt of studying medicine and was a committed anarchist. But then she met her future husband, the founder of the state of Israel...

Dana Grigorcea

The Weight of a Bird in Flight


Date of publication: February 28, 2024
Hardcover | 224 pages
In 1926, full of hope and longing, the ambitious young sculptor Constantin Avis moves to New York. A famous gallery owner wants to take him under his wing and facilitate his great breakthrough in...

Sara Klatt

The Country I Want to Show You


Date of publication: May 15, 2024
Hardcover | 400 pages
Israel is the country where S. has spent countless childhood summers. It is also the country of the people whom S. encounters, now that she has moved here. She meets them as she hitchhikes and ro...
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Saša Stanišić

When the Widow Wants Someone To Talk to Her, She Puts the Watering Can on the Grave with the Spout Facing Forward


Date of publication: May 30, 2024
Hardcover | 256 pages
We sometimes worry that we’ve been a coward, hesitated too long – and missed out on something that would have made us a better, happier person, with better-looking and more fun pets and partners....

Halldór Guðmundsson

In the Shadow of the Volcano

A literary journey into the heart of Iceland

Date of publication: March 20, 2024
Hardcover | 512 pages
Iceland, the land of geysers and volcanos, has a rich history and is home to a unique literary tradition. "In the Shadow of the Volcano" takes us on a fascinating voyage of discovery around its l...

Martin Becker

The Workers


Date of publication: March 13, 2024
Hardcover | 304 pages
Sometimes, the parents would leave the hot factory halls behind and drive off to the sea with the kids. Always to the North Sea, always for just a few days. The rest was drudgery, as they toiled ...

Matthias Jügler

Mayfly Season


Date of publication: March 13, 2024
Hardcover | 160 pages
For Katrin and Hans, every parent’s nightmare has come true: they have lost their firstborn son shortly after his birth. And then they lose each other. Katrin is tortured by doubts about the doct...

Slata Roschal

153 Ways of Not Being

A prize-winning debut about identity, migration, marginalisation and being a woman


Date of publication: January 24, 2024
Paperback | 176 pages
Ksenia is Russian, German, Jewish, an ex-Jehova’s Witness, a young woman, mother, writer and scholar, ‘this, that and several kinds of intersectional’ – and also none of the above. As Ksenia expl...

Marica Bodrožić

The Lovers’ Revolt

How these uncertain times are changing the way we think

Literary essays

Date of publication: April 11, 2024
Paperback | 208 pages
In six deeply personal essays, Marica Bodrožić examines the question of how, among the violence and injustice that surround us, we can attain a new kind of openness in our thinking and become mor...

Ella Cornelsen

The Last Day of Winter


Date of publication: June 19, 2024
Hardcover | 224 pages
Ellinor has always yearned for success. Career, marriage, a child, she had it all; but even as she was still adapting to her new life, her marriage fell apart. Her neighbour Els’ kitchen has beco...

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