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award winning books


We are very happy to announce that Harald Jähner’s A Time of Wolves was awarded the Leipzig Book Fair Prize 2019 in the non-fiction category! Harald Jähner’s book is the first history of Germany’s national mentality in the immediate post-war period. It focusses on the German people in all their diversity: the “re-educators” Alfred Döblin and Rudolf Herrnstadt, who tried in two different zones of occupation to win the trust of their fellow Germans; Beate Uhse, owner of a mail order company for “marital hygiene”, who questioned the old moral code governing what was deemed proper; the many nameless black market traders, pockets stuffed with Lucky Strike cigarettes; stylish housewives sitting at kidney-shaped coffee tables that were to become emblematic for a freer and affordable world.


We are very happy to announce that Inger-Maria Mahlke was awarded the German Book Fair Prize 2018! Within only a few years, Inger-Maria Mahlke has become one of Germany’s most acclaimed novelists. Each of her books marks a departure into new and more startling territory. In Archipelago she provides a fresh and absorbing perspective on a convulsive century of upheavals and revolutions, of great expectations and small victories.


We are happy to announce that the internationally bestselling psychological thriller THE SINNER by Petra Hammesfahr was made into a series by NBC Universal. Starring Bill Pullman and Jessica Biel, who is also executive producer, the series will be premiering August 2nd, 2017, on USA Network in the United States. The tie-in edition will be published by Penguin Random House USA on July 25th, 2017.

Click here for the official trailer of the series


We are very happy to announce that Natascha Wodin was awarded the Leipzig Book Fair Prize 2017! She Came From Mariupol is an exceptional search for the truth and a major literary event. Wodin investigates the past of her Ukrainian mother, who grew up in the harbour city of Mariupol and was forcibly removed to Germany as an ‘Eastern worker’. It is a tender and darkly radiant account of one person’s fate, developing momentous emotive power; its subject serves as a proxy for the fate of millions. The Leipzig Book Fair Prize, annually assigned during the Leipzig Book Fair to outstanding newly released literary works, is considered one of the most important German literary awards. Congratulations to our author! Natascha Wodin is also a recipient of the Hermann Hesse Prize, the Alfred Döblin Prize and many others.