Release: 20.07.2021

Es ist immer so schön mit dir
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Es ist immer so schön mit dir  Zusatzmaterial

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  • Longlisted for the German Book Prize 2021.
  • over 50,000 copies sold.
  • His previous bestseller The Golden Glove sold more than 250,000 copies. Rights sold to the Czech Republic (Euromedia) and Finland (Sammakko). 
  • English sample translation available.


A catastrophic love story.

He’s a musician in his mid-forties and is not really unhappy with his dull life. His girlfriend Nadine has a good income as a mathematical economist, and the recording studio also pays a few bills. Dreams of a career as an artist are long buried and no longer painful. 

Then he meets Vanessa, a very young and extremely beautiful young actress. And for some inexplicable reason she is interested in him. Surprised that she knows his music. She’s a huge fan, her mother was too, back in the day. And now she tries to convince him to give it all another go. He falls in love with her. How ridiculous!

They embark on an affair. He leaves Nadine. His happiness and the chaos keep growing. Vanessa represents both of these to him. But he cannot leave this woman and her demons. In the end, could this be down to him and not Vanessa?


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  • Publisher: Rowohlt Buchverlag
  • Release: 20.07.2021
  • 288 pages
  • ISBN: 978-3-498-00198-8
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Dennis Dirksen

Heinz Strunk

The musician, actor and writer Heinz Strunk was born in Hamburg in 1962. He is a founding member of the comedy trio Studio Braun. His book Meat Is My Veg has sold half a million copies. It has since been adapted into a prize-winning radio play, an operetta at the Hamburger Schauspielhaus and also a feature film. The Golden Glove topped the bestseller lists for months and was nominated for the Leipzig Book Fair Prize 2016. In autumn 2016 he received the Wilhelm Raabe Prize.