Recommendations Spring 2022

We are delighted to share with you the books chosen by our jury for Spring 2022. The books we have chosen for you are outstanding examples of their genre and recommended for English-language readers.

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Recommendations Autumn 21

Welcome to our recommendations for Autumn 2021. As ever, the books displayed below have been selected by UK and US juries as examples of brilliant, original writing deemed to have a high chance of success with an anglophone readership. All books here are guaranteed financial support for their translation into English if the translation rights are bought by an English-language publisher.

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Monsters Like Us

New Books in German talks with Professor Karen Leeder, Professor of Modern German Literature and Fellow of New College Oxford, about translating the work of Ulrike Almut Sandig.

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Finding an Untaken Frequency …

New Books in German talks with Professor Karen Leeder, Professor of Modern German Literature and Fellow of New College Oxford, about her award-winning translations of the poets Durs Grünbein and Evelyn Schlag and the delicate art of translating poetry.

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Burning the Palace: Women Writing Austria

From Elfriede Jelinek to Ingeborg Bachmann, Marianne Fritz to Friederike Mayröcker, the Austrian literary canon includes many celebrated women writers. Known for their often postmodern, subversive approaches – to both style and substance – they have helped secure this Alpine nation an impact on German-language literature that its size might belie.

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DE → EN – Enjoy in English

This regular page brings you a selection of German-language titles that have just been, or are soon to be, published in English. We cover fiction, crime, nonfiction, children's and YA and poetry.

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Berlin in Books

Mon Amour – but what is Marzahn like? And what other books take us deeper into Berlin? Bookseller and translator John Owen takes to the S-Bahn and the bookshop to find out.

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