Release: 14.09.2021


  • Nominated for the German Youth Literature Prize in 2022!t
  • Nominated for the Paul Maar Prize for Young Talents in 2022!
  • English sample translation available.
  • Rights to Sarah Jäger’s previous novel Forward, to the South were sold to Greece (Elkystis).

Five friends on the verge of adulthood – but their graduation night changes everything.

“This is the night we have to die. Devoured by the monster and then reborn.” Suse, Pavlow, Maja, Tolga, and Bo are friends. They’ve been close friends for many years. Now, they are on the brink of adulthood. After this day – and this night – school will finally be over, and real life awaits them. Together, they decide to do everything they have not yet dared to do by the next morning. Each of them has unfinished business and inner monsters to overcome. But things get out of hand. And after their night together, nothing will be the same as before.

 “Compelling from the start, Jäger unfolds a wide arc of suspense with unpredictable developments. (…) Once more Sarah Jäger proves herself to be a precise observer of the relationships between young adults.” (German Youth Literature Prize, Jury Comments on The Night as Big as Us).

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  • Publisher: Rowohlt Taschenbuch
  • Release: 14.09.2021
  • 192 pages
  • Ages 14 +
  • ISBN: 978-3-499-00574-9
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Die Nacht so groß wie wir

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Anna-Lisa Konrad

Sarah Jäger

Sarah Jäger lives in the Ruhr area, is a trained theatre pedagogue and works in the field of cultural education. She is always on the lookout for novels and stories that hit the head, heart and stomach. Nach vorn, nach Süden is her debut novel.