New Books in German has helped bring a wealth of German-language literary treasures to an English-speaking readership. To celebrate our role in championing great German-language literature, colleagues from all over the literary world have chosen their favourite NBG title in English translation. We are pleased to bring you this collection of twenty-five recommendations of remarkable books.
We were lucky to grab Bov Bjerg during the lock down and ask him a few questions about his most recent novel, the story of a family in which three generations have taken their own lives, and why it would be well received in English translation.
In 2017 a group of young European thinkers, including Simon Strauß, formed the association ‘Arbeit an Europa’ (‘Working on Europe’) with the aim of exploring and developing the seemingly static ideas surrounding Europe and the European Union.