Sarah Hemens interviews Ijoma Mangold, author of compelling memoir of growing up different, The German Crocodile. In the book, Iljoma Mangold, one of Germany's best literary critics, remembers his youth in 1970s Heidelberg and the new Federal Republic, and momentous visits in early adulthood to the USA and Nigeria.
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.
Ruth Ahmedzai-Kemp and Claire Storey are two of the team running the influential and wide-ranging World Kid Lit blog and site. Ahead of September's World Kit Lit Month, Sarah Rimmington interviews them for New Books in German:
Eleanor Updegraff interviews award- winning Austrian author Norbert Gstrein. In this wide-ranging interview, they discuss morality in narrators, writing from a sense of being an outsider, and which authors have had the greatest influence on his work.
We caught up with Lars Birken-Bertsch to hear first-hand about how the much-loved fixture in the book trade calendar has fared during the pandemic, as well as what plans are for 2021 and beyond. Read on...