Read what people are talking about on the German-language book market

Our selection of recent German-language fiction and non-fiction – drawn from leading German-language media – reflects current trends and recommendations coming directly from the respective book fairs.
Autumn 2014

    Preface of the current issue
    Jochen Schmidt © Tim Jockel

    What did I have to learn after the political transformation of 1989?en

    By Jochen Schmidt

    – That you could also order a steak “medium”.
    – My new five-figure postcode.
    – The colour spectrum of rubbish bins.
    – To eat a doner kebab with one hand while riding a bicycle. ...

    Released in translations
    © Litera, 2012

    Maja Haderlap
    Engel des Vergessens

    By Matej Bogataj/Slovenia

    The novel beings like a sentimental story based in a local setting, with descriptions of everyday old-fashioned activities. More...
    © Host, 2013

    Florian Illies
    1913. Sommer des Jahrhunderts

    By Jiří Peňás/Czech Republic

    The book features Franz Kafka, Sigmund Freud, Heinrich and Thomas Mann and also Oskar Kokoschka, who passionately fell for Alma Mahler that year. More...