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Diogenes - Sasha Filipenko Kremulator Roman Diogenes

  »Kurkow distils a happy desperation, a form of surreal
pantheism that places him geographically, like his country,                                                                                                                                               Andrej Kurkow
between Russian romanticism and Scandinavian fatalism,
 between Chekhov and Paasilinna, Gogol and Hamsun.«                                                                                                                                                     Samson and Nadezhda
                                       Frédéric Beigbeder / Le Figaro, Paris

            Jimi Hendrix Live in Lviv
              nominated for the
       ›International Booker Prize‹ 2023                                                                                                                                               Kyiv, 1919. Samson investigates a puzzling
                        ›Halldór Laxness                                                                                                                                               case of theft and murder – and loses his
                       International Prize
                       for Literature‹ 2022                              Andrej
                                                                                                                                                                                       heart to a young comrade. Soviet Ukraine
        ›Geschwister Scholl‹ Prize 2022
                                                                                                    Kurkow                                                                             in the early years – an era of danger and
                                                                       auf dem Eis                 Petrowitsch
        ›Prix Médicis étranger‹ 2022 for                                                                                                                                               turmoil, when the rules are changing on a
         Grey Bees, nominated for the                                                                                                                                                  daily basis. The first book in a new crime
                                                                        Roman · Diogenes             Roman · Diogenes

             ›Prix Fémina‹ and the
     ›Prix du meilleur livre étranger‹ 2022                    Death and the Penguin        The Good Angel of Death                                                                    series, humorous and heartfelt.
                                                                    Novel, 1999                   Novel, 2000

                                                                                                                                                                                              »He proves that satire must be
                                                                                                                                                                                         written and also read, most importantly
                                                                                                                                                                                                    in times of war.«
          Kurkow                          frieren nicht                  Andrej
         Ein Freund                                                      Kurkow
                                                                                                    Kurkow                                                                             Cornelius Wüllenkemper / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
             des                                                     Die letzte Liebe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Andrej Kurkow
        Verblichenen                                                 des Präsidenten               Herbstfeuer
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A Matter of Death and Life              Penguin Lost           The President’s Last Love            Bonfire
                                                                                                                                                                                          »A historical thriller, yet one that also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Samson und
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nadjeschda Bestseller
       Novel, 2001                      Novel, 2003                  Novel, 2005                  Novel, 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                        brings the reader closer to understanding
                                                                                                                                                                                                  modern-day Ukraine.«
                                                                                                                                                                                                Kristina Toussaint / Aachener Zeitung
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      Andrej Kurkow                       Der Gärtner                Andrej Kurkow
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      Der Milchmann                      von Otschakow                Jimi Hendrix                                                ller
       in der Nacht                                                  live in Lemberg                                        Bestse                                                                  English/US (HarperVia)                                     368 pages, 2022
                                                                                                                                                                                                      French (Liana Levi)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Greek (Kastaniotis)
 The Milkman in the Night                The Gardener          Jimi Hendrix Live in Lviv          Grey Bees
       Novel, 2009                        of Ochakov                 Novel, 2014                  Novel, 2019                                                                                           Italian (Marsilio)
                                          Novel, 2012                                                                                                                                                Polish (Noir sur Blanc)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Andrej Kurkow’s books
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ukrainian (Folio)
                             andrej kurkow, born in St. Petersburg in 1961, has lived in Kyiv since                                                                                                                                                have been published in 42 languages.
                             childhood and writes in Russian. He studied foreign languages, was a news-
                             paper editor and, during his military service, a prison guard. Afterwards,
                             he wrote numerous screenplays. His novel Death and the Penguin estab-
                             lished him as one of Ukraine’s most famous contemporary writers.
                             Andrej Kurkow’s works have been published in 42 languages. He has been
                             a freelance author since 1996 and lives in Ukraine with his family.
Diogenes - Sasha Filipenko Kremulator Roman Diogenes

                                                                                                                                                             Esther Schüttpelz
After we’d got off the Ferris wheel, buzzed and blissful,
                                                                                                                                                                Without Me
we headed straight for the nearest jewellery stand and
bought two plastic gold rings for twelve euros. The hus-
band posted a photo of our ring fingers to Instagram,                                                                               The winner of the ›lit.Cologne Debut Prize‹
one upon the other, and tagged me in the picture. Later,
                                                                                                                                    A distinctive debut with humour and
when we talked about our ›real‹ wedding, it was this                                                                                chutzpah, and a novel about what comes
moment we meant, and it felt like we were accomplices.                                                                              after love.
The ›real‹ world, doing its best to understand, took the                                                                            Pretty smart, pretty lost: this is the story
filter-free image as an engagement. And just like that –                                                                            of a young woman who’s always feeling
                                                                                                                                    too much or too little.
we were engaged. Sometimes it makes me all warm to
think about it. About the bond between me and the                                                                                   She’s mid-twenties, just finished with her
husband, which resulted from the fact that we were                                                                                  studies, and divorced practically as soon
                                                                                                                                    as she’s married. What do you do when
determined to defy the meaninglessness together, the                                                                                your first great love crashes and burns?
lack of commitment, the notorious thousand options.                                                                                 The narrator of Esther Schüttpelz’ debut                    Esther
My husband defied his depression and his philosophers.                                                                              novel is still looking: for the reason why                Schüttpelz
And I defied my sober heart. We even defied the wed-                                                                                they split up; for a plan for the future; for             Ohne mich
                                                                                                                                    friendship and intimacy and intoxication
ding reception, the guests and their expectations. They                                                                             and forgetting. Sharp-witted, vulnerable and
had no idea what all that meant to us; it was none of                                                                               hilarious, she tells the story of the year after             Roman · Diogenes

their business, and we couldn’t explain it anyway. Still                                                                            and in-between.

can’t. Sometimes it makes me all cold.
                                                                                                                                                                                                208 pages, March 2023
                                                                                                                                              »What draws the reader
                                                                                                                                             into her trains of thought
                                                                                                                                                 is her nonchalant
                                                                                                                                            and smart narrative tone.«
                                                                                                                                               Sabine Schereck / tip, Berlin
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          esther schüttpelz, born in Werne in 1993, studied law in Münster,
          worked as a lawyer and is now writing full time. She plays music and writes
          her own songs. She lives in Berlin.
Diogenes - Sasha Filipenko Kremulator Roman Diogenes

              »If you want to get inside the head of modern,
                      young Russia, read Filipenko.«                                                                                                                                                                   Sasha Filipenko
                                               Svetlana Alexievich

                                                                                                                                                                                             Can a person remain human in a
                                                                                                                                                                                             totalitarian state?
   Filipenko                                                            ller                                      Sasha
                                                         Sasha   Bestse
                                                                                                                                                                                             A novel about Russia’s past, which casts
  Der ehemalige                                                                                                 Filipenko
      Sohn                                             Filipenko
                                                                                                                Die Jagd                  ller
                                                     Rote Kreuze                                                                    Bestse
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                                                                                                                                                                                             long shadows even today. By Belarusian
                                                                                                                                                                                             author Sasha Filipenko, one of Putin’s
  The Ex-Son                  Intentions             Red Crosses                     Back to Prison            The Hunt
Novel, 2014/2021              Novel, 2015          Novel, 2017/2020                   Novel, 2019           Novel, 2016/2022
                                                                                                                                                                                             and Lukashenko’s most prominent critics.

                                                                                                                                                                                             Based on historical interrogation records,
                                                                                                                                                                                             Filipenko recounts the colourful life story
                                               Praise for The Hunt:                                                                                                                          of Pyotr Nesterenko – a born survivor.
   »You’re either hunter or hunted.                                       »In a remarkably nimble tone, Filipenko
     Filipenko paints a terrifying                                        succeeds in portraying the perversities                                                                            Pyotr Nesterenko is on first-name terms
    portrait of a society careening                                          of the Russian state apparatus.«                                                                                with death. As director of the Moscow
          towards the abyss.«                                         Lukas Koschyk / Nürnberger Nachrichten, Nuremberg                                                                      Crematorium during the Stalin era, he has
             Elena Balzamo / Le Monde, Paris                                                                                                                                                 reduced them all to ash: the dissidents, the
                                                                          »The way Sasha Filipenko writes about                                                                              alleged spies, and the former heroes of the             Sasha
   »Filipenko has written a brutal,                                         violence is of such linguistic beauty                                                                            Revolution who have fallen victim to the              Filipenko
     disillusioned book, that fits                                        that it makes me want to immediately
    today’s perception of Russia in                                                delete this sentence.«
                                                                                                                                                                                             He, on the other hand, is convinced he
           a haunting way.«                                                     Nora Zukker / Tages-Anzeiger, Zurich
                                                                                                                                                                                             cannot die. He has narrowly escaped death                Roman · Diogenes
      Johann Michael Möller / Cicero, Berlin
                                                                                                                                                                                             countless times – until the day he himself
                                                                              »It’s this system of violence and                                                                              is arrested. Will he cheat the gallows one
   »A jumble of voices as chaotic                                          oppression that Filipenko puts under
                                                                                                                                                                                             more time?
   as the country in which moral                                             the literary magnifying glass and                                                                                                                                             Novel
 categories like good and bad seem                                          skilfully disects, with linguistic and                                                                                                                                  256 pages, March 2023
       to have abdicated, and                                                     compositional panache.«
    a lack of conscience reigns.«                                                 Ingo Petz / Der Standard, Vienna
        Lilo Solcher / Augsburger Allgemeine                                                                                                                                                    »Sasha Filipenko expertly links past
                                                                                                                                                                                                  and present, building a bridge
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                                                                                                                                                                                                between intimacy and otherness.«
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       except Russian.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Kurier, Vienna
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                                                                                                                                                                                                             Rights sold:                         Sasha Filipenko’s books
                          sasha filipenko, born in Minsk in 1984, is a Belarusian author who                                                                                                            French (Noir sur Blanc)             have been published in 16 languages.
                          writes in Russian. After leaving his training in classical music, he studied                                                                                                     Russian (Vremya)
                          literature in St. Petersburg and worked as a journalist, scriptwriter,                                                                                                           Swedish (Ersatz)
                          television presenter and gag writer for a satirical show. His novels Red
                          Crosses and The Hunt were Spiegel bestsellers. Filipenko is an ardent
                          football fan and lived in St. Petersburg until 2020. He has left Russia with
                          his family and currently lives in Switzerland.
Diogenes - Sasha Filipenko Kremulator Roman Diogenes

   »There is charm, irony, and undeniable elegance
in Martin Suter’s novels. He is probably one of the best                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Martin Suter
               contemporary authors.«
                                Pascal Bruckner / Le Nouvel Observateur, Paris
      Martin Suter’s books sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.
   Elephant sold more than 400’000 copies in our German edition alone.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A man loses the love of his life – and never
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              stops searching for her.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Secrets and dark underbellies hidden
                                  ller                                                                                                                                                                                                        behind the façades of Zurich and the
                                                                                                                                                                                     Martin Suter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              whitewashed Mediterranean walls:
                                                                 Martin Suter
       Martin Suter
                                                                  Die dunkle
                                                                   Seite des   seller
                                                                                                                     Martin Suter
                                                                                                                     Ein perfekter
                                                                                                                                                                                      Lila, Lila
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ller                         this is the long-awaited new novel by
       Small World                                                 Mondes Best                                         Freund Bestselle
                                                                                                                                        r                                                                  Bestse
         Roman · Diogenes                                          Roman · Diogenes                                       Roman · Diogenes                                              Roman · Diogenes                                      Martin Suter.

    Small World                              The Dark Side of the Moon                                           A Perfect Friend                                                  Lila, Lila
    Novel, 1997                                    Novel, 2000                                                     Novel, 2002                                                    Novel, 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In a villa on Zurich’s hillside lives aging
   Movie Adaptation                               Movie Adaptation                                               Movie Adaptation                                                Movie Adaptation                                             Dr Stotz, surrounded by portraits of a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              young woman. Melody was once his fiancée,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              but shortly before the wedding – more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              than forty years ago – she vanished. Stotz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              has never recovered from his loss.
       Martin Suter                                              Martin Suter                                        Martin Suter
                                                                  Der letzte

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Martin Suter
        Der Teufel                                                                                                    Der Koch                                                       Martin Suter
           von                                                    Weynfeldt
         Mailand                                                                                                                                                                      Die Zeit,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              To organise his estate, Stotz hires a young
                                                                                                r                                                  stselle                             die Zeit
                                  ller                                                Be                                                     # 1 Be                                                              ller
                            Bestse                                                                                                                                                                         Bestse
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              student who urgently needs this job. Little           Melody                            stselle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              by little, Tom begins to wonder whether                                          # 1 Be
  A Deal with the Devil                                 The Last Weynfeldt                                          The Chef                                                   The Time, the Time
      Novel, 2006                                          Novel, 2008                                             Novel, 2010                                                    Novel, 2012                                                 Stotz is really who he pretends to be.                   Roman · Diogenes
      TV Adaptation                                        TV Adaptation                                          Movie Adaptation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On a Greek island, he stumbles across a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              peculiar trail.
                                                        # 1 Be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       336 pages, April 2023
                                                                                                                                                                               # 1 Be

                                                                                           Martin Suter                                                                                                                                           »Melody is a declaration of love
                                Martin Suter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      to the art of deception
                                                                                             Elefant                             r                Martin Suter
                                Montecristo                                                                            stselle                   Einer von euch
                                                                                                                 # 1 Be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 that could hardly be more lucid.«
                                                                                                                                                      Bastian Schweinsteiger

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                               Montecristo                                                  Elephant                                              One of You
                               Novel, 2015                                                 Novel, 2017                                            Novel, 2021
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Rights sold:                         Martin Suter’s books
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             French (Phébus)                 have been published in 35 languages.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Italian (Sellerio)
                             martin suter was born in Zurich in 1948. His novels and his Business Class                                                                                                                                                                                           Application for translation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Photo: © Marco Grob

                             stories have seen huge international success. Since 2011 he has also been                                                                                                                                                                                         support possible with Pro Helvetia.
                             writing crime novels featuring Allmen, the gentleman thief, a series that is
                             currently at six books. A documentary film about Martin Suter was released
                             in 2022 and screened at the Locarno Film Festival. Martin Suter lives with
                             his family in Zurich.
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 »[. . .] a novel which is most effective when it dramatizes
the routine events of the peasant life in the country villages                                                                          János Székely
    or the hounded existence of the Budapest workers.«
                   Frederick Brantley /The New York Times Book Review
                                                                                                                               A Night That Began 700 Years Ago

                                                                                                                               One of the most extraordinary attic dis-
                                                                                                                               coveries in all of literature. A sensation!
                                                                                                                               An impressive novel is brought to light,
                                                                  »An incredible book!«                                        seventy years after it was first written.
                                                                        Elke Heidenreich                                       Featuring an afterword by Sacha Batthyany.
              J nos Székely
               Verlockung                                                                                                      The author János Székely was a novelist,
                                     Bests              »This book can be read as a wonderful                                  Hollywood screenwriter and ›Oscar‹-winner.
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                                                           example of genre writing, in the                                    His novel Temptation was one of the most
                                                       tradition of Oliver Twist and Felix Krull.«                             successful rediscoveries of the last decade.
                Temptation                                 Fritz Göttler / Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich
              Novel, 1946 / 2016
                                                                                                                               In the summer of 1944, while starving
                                                           »The densely packed story is, in                                    German soldiers plunder starving                   János Székely
          Rights currently sold:                           genre terms, a racy, filmic cross
                                                              between a picaresque and
                                                                                                                               Hungarian villages, in Kákásd the villagers          Eine Nacht,
           English/UK (Pushkin)
   English/US (New York Review of Books)                  Bildungsroman. [. . .] The writing,
                                                                                                                               working the land are asking themselves the             die vor
            French (Gallimard)                             as translated by Mark Baczoni,                                      same question they’ve been wondering for
                                                                                                                                                                                   700 Jahren
              Italian (Adelphi)
          Spanish/world (Lumen)
                                                             is full of vigour, a product of
                                                          the author’s own anger, patience,
                                                                                                                               seven hundred years: how are they sup-
                                                                                                                               posed to live on the pittance they receive
                                                              truthfulness and wonder.«                                        from the local nobility? A strike could
                                                        George Szirtes / Times Literary Supplement, London                     change everything. Yet in an age when                    Roman · Diogenes
                                                                                                                               human life is cheap and wheat is expensive,
                                                         »It can make you want to storm the                                    they have only a slim chance of success.
                                                       barricades, red flag in hand, belting out                               Still, a young couple on the run and a local
                                                        The Internationale. [. . .] Planned as a                                                                                               Novel
                                                                                                                               farmer start stirring up resistance – and
                                                       trilogy, this first volume is Dickensian in                                                                              With an afterword by Sacha Batthyany
                                                                 scope and character.«                                         village life begins to unravel.                          704 pages, May 2023
                                                            Madeleine Johnson / The American, Rome

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                     jános székely (1901 – 1958) was born in Budapest and moved to Berlin                                                                                            János Székely’s books
                     at the age of eighteen to escape the Horthy regime. He wrote numerous
                                                                                                                                                                              have been published in 11 languages.
                     screenplays for silent movie stars such as Brigitte Helm, Willy Fritsch
                     and Marlene Dietrich. In 1934 Ernst Lubitsch invited him to work in Holly-
                     wood and Székely finally emigrated in 1938. Under the pen name John S.
                     Toldy he was awarded the 1940 ›Academy Award for Best Story‹ for Arise,
                                                                                                             Photo: © Privat

                     My Love. Persecuted again during the McCarthy era, he lived in Mexico
                     with his wife and daughter for several years, before accepting an offer from
                     defa in East Germany in 1957, where he died a year later.
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»Rare linguistic splendour and striking narrative virtuosity.«
                                Andreas Isenschmid / NZZ am Sonntag, Zurich
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Charles Lewinsky

                                                                                                                                                                                  A refugee without papers in gorgeous,
                                            Lewinsky                                                          Charles
                                                                                                                                                                                  wealthy Switzerland – a satire.
          Lewinsky                           Melnitz                                                         Lewinsky
         Johannistag                                                  ller           Charles                 Kastelau
                                                                Bestse              Lewinsky

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                                                                                                                                                                                  Cousins Tom and Mike Keita have both
                                                                                                                                                                                  arrived in Switzerland from the same
      Midsummer’s Day                       Melnitz                                 Gerron                  Kastelau                                                              African village. Only, Tom is a successful
      Novel, 2000 / 2021                Novel, 2006 / 2021                      Novel, 2011 / 2021       Novel, 2014 / 2021
                                                                                                                                                                                  footballer – and Mike is an illegal immi-
                                       ›Prix du meilleur                     ›German Book Prize‹                                                                                  grant. The treatment they receive is very
                                        livre étranger‹                       2014 (nominated)
                                        2008 (winner)                         ›Swiss Book Prize‹
                                                                                                                                                                                  different. While one is fast-tracked to citi-
                                                                              2011 (nominated)                                                                                    zenship, the other is sucked into a bureau-
                                                                                                                                                                                  cratic mill that has only one goal: to spit
                                                                                                                                                                                  him back out again as quickly as possible.

           Charles Bestseller
          Lewinsky                           Charles Bestselle
                                                                                   Sind Sie das?
                                                                                                             Lewinsky             ller
                                                                                                                                                                                          »Charles Lewinsky has a                         Lewinsky
         Der Stotterer                                                                                       Sein Sohn # 1 Bestse
                                                                                                                                                                                        sure instinct for dramaturgy.
                                                                                      Eine Spurensuche
                                           Der Halbbart
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                                                                                                                                                                                         Immensely entertaining.«
        The Stutterer                      Halfbeard                             Is that You?               His Son                                                                  Helmut Maurò / Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich
         Novel, 2019                       Novel, 2020                         Non-Fiction, 2021           Novel, 2022                                                                                                                      Roman · Diogenes

                                      ›Swiss Book Prize‹                                                                                                                                 »Too true to be beautiful.«
                                      2020 (nominated)
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sonntag, Zurich
                                    ›German Book Prize‹
                                     2020 (nominated)                                                                                                                                                                                       First published in 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           320 pages, August 2023
      »Lewinsky has a deft feel for drama; you get the impression he has a field
     day setting the readers on one track and then drawing them onto another.«
                                                  Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Charles Lewinsky’s books
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  have been published in 16 languages.
                              charles lewinsky, born in Zurich in 1946, has been a freelance writer
                              since 1980. He won international renown with his novel Melnitz, which
                              was awarded numerous prizes, including the French ›Prix du meilleur livre
                              étranger‹. His novel Halfbeard was nominated for the Swiss and German
                              Book Prizes. Charles Lewinsky lives in Vereux (France) in summer, and
                              in Zurich in winter.
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                  »Magnificent. Complex, wise,
                 unsentimental and very moving«                                                                                    Andrzej Szczypiorski
                               Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
                                                                                                                                The Beautiful Mrs. Seidenman
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has not only named the
The Beautiful Mrs. Seidenman one of her favourite                                                                          A European contemporary classic full of
                                                                                                                           poetry and subtle humour, and at the same
books, she has also written an introduction which now                                                                      time a sociopolitical work.
complements the uk and us editions of the 20th century
                                                                                                                           The winner of the ›Wiadnomości Literackie‹
classic. This is a taste of it:                                                                                            Award 1988, now complemented with an
                                                                                                                           introduction by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
»What a gorgeous novel this is. Its biggest triumph is
not merely that it is wise, in the rare and enduring                                                                       In the Nazi-occupied Warsaw of 1943,
                                                                                                                           Irma Seidenman, a young Jewish widow,
meaning of that word, but that its sagacity is worn lightly                                                                possesses two attributes that can spell
and with humour. This book is about Nazi-occupied                                                                          the difference between life and death: she
Poland, and its attendant horrors, and yet the reader                                                                      has blue eyes and blond hair. With these,
laughs often, in recognition, in broken-hearted disco-                                                                     and a set of false papers, she has slipped            Andrzej
very. ›A Jew is eating cake!‹ a character cries about a
                                                                                                                           out of the ghetto, passing as the wife of
                                                                                                                           a Polish officer, until one day an informer
Jew who is indeed eating cake in a café, an ordinary act                                                                   spots her on the street and drags her off            Die schöne
for people in Warsaw, but suddenly a crime for a Jew.                                                                      to the Gestapo. The Beautiful Mrs.                      Frau
And in that single line of dialogue lies, illuminated and
                                                                                                                           Seidenman is the story of the thirty-six             Seidenman
                                                                                                                           hours that follow Irma’s arrest and the                   Roman · Diogenes
dramatized, the absurdity at the heart of the Nazi                                                                         events that lead to her dramatic rescue as
oppression.«                                                                                                               the last of Warsaw’s Jews are about to
                                                                                                                           meet their death in the burning ghetto.
                                                                                                                                                                         Original edition published in 1986 by Instytut
      »Dense, lyrical and                     »A fine balance between poetic                                                                                               Literacki, Paris, under the title Początek
      deeply unsettling.«                 tenderness and an unflinching account                                                                                                               Novel
                                             of the brutal realities of the day.«                                             »A masterpiece of modern prose                         304 pages, 1988/2023
 Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
                                                       The Guardian, London                                                 which grips the reader with the power
                                                                                                                                                                              Rights to the introduction by
                                                                                                                                   of a high-class thriller.«
                                                                                                                                                                         Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie are handled by
                                                                                                                                       Frankfurter Rundschau                       the Wylie Agency.

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                 andrzej szczypiorski (1928 – 2000) was born in Warsaw, took part in                                          English/UK (Weidenfeld & Nicolson/Orion)
                 the city’s uprising against German occupation in 1944 and was subsequently                                                                              World rights are handled by Diogenes
                                                                                                                                    English/USA (Grove /Atlantic)
                 sent to Sachsenhausen concentration camp. After the war, he worked as an
                                                                                                                                       French (Noir sur Blanc)
                                                                                                                                                                                     except Polish.
                                                                                                 Photo: © Isolde Ohlbaum

                 author and publisher and became a member of the executive board of the Polish                                                                                 Film rights are available.
                 pen Club and the Writer’s Association. In December 1981, he was interned                                               Greek (Medusa-Selas)
                 in a camp and remained a prisoner there until spring 1982. In 1989, he was                                                Italian (Adelphi)
                 chosen as a candidate by Solidarnosc and elected to the Polish Senate by the                                   Portuguese/BRA (Estação Liberdade)           Andrzej Szczypiorski’s books
                 people. He received the Austrian ›State Award for European Literature‹ and                                           Portuguese/PT (Leya/ASA)           have been published in 26 languages.
                 the ›Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany‹.                                                            Spanish/world (Seix Barral)
Diogenes - Sasha Filipenko Kremulator Roman Diogenes

    »We need the poets’ gaze on the world in order
 to understand and bear it. Jägersberg has this gaze.«
                                                                                                                                                                                       Otto Jägersberg
                                                             Elke Heidenreich                                                                                                             À la Carte

                                                                                                                                                            Jägersberg reveals to us the magic of
                                                                                                                                                            the everyday, the beautiful, the unique,
    Jägersberg                            Otto                                                                                                              the utterly absurd.
    Weihrauch                          Jägersberg                                                                      Otto
       und                               Keine                                                    Otto              Jägersberg
                                                                 Otto Jägersberg              Jägersberg
                                                                                                                                                            Masterful, ironic, concise – food for thought
   Pumpernickel                           zehn                                                                       Pianobar
     Ein westpfählisches                 Pferde                     Die Frau                 Liebe auf den
                                                                  des Croupiers               ersten Blick
          Diogenes                     Gedichte · Diogenes            Diogenes                   Diogenes              Diogenes
                                                                                                                                                            and flashes of sudden inspiration about
                                                                                                                                                            ordinary German life.
   Incense and                        Poems                   The Croupier’s Wife        Love at First Sight        Piano Bar
  Pumpernickel                      Poems, 2015                  Stories, 2016              Prose, 2019            Prose, 2021
    Novel, 1964                                                                                                                                             Why doesn’t Germany have Wine Kings
                                                                                                                                                            instead of Wine Queens? Should we really
                                                                                                                                                            drink beer with our potato soup? Do you
  »[Jägersberg’s] punchlines have                                                   »How does Otto Jägersberg write?                                        prefer your cold meats fine or just regular?               Otto
      something so sublimely
   casual to them, as though the
                                                                                   Well, you can enjoy his lines of poetry
                                                                                   and prose in sips, but you may become
                                                                                                                                                            Writing with gusto and aplomb, precision               Jägersberg
                                                                                                                                                            and whimsy, Otto Jägersberg’s short prose
    comedy were springing forth
organically from the depicted events,
                                                                                      tipsy quite fast in the process.«
                                                                                       Frank Lorentz / Welt am Sonntag, Berlin
                                                                                                                                                            not only explores the culinary arts but also            À la carte
     or rather, more frequently,                                                                                                                            touches on local German traditions, taking
        from the language.«                                                                                                                                 a curious peek around the neighbourhood,
                                                                                   »Four- or five-hundred-page epics:
                     Frank Schäfer / taz, Berlin
                                                                                   yet so swiftly devoured! Jägersberg’s
                                                                                                                                                            the cemetery and into the boudoir. As an
                                                                                 prose in Love at First Sight, by contrast,                                 observer and humourist, Jägersberg turns
   »It is a pleasure to follow this                                                 is short, shorter, the shortest. And                                    his eagle eye on the realities of German                     Diogenes
         wandering rascal.«                                                      it stays with you for a very long time.«                                   life – in the forest and the city.
            Nils Jensen / Buchkultur, Vienna                                                    Zeit Online, Hamburg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   224 pages, November 2022
                                                                                                                                                                         On Piano Bar,
                                                                                                                                                                  his most recent publication:
                                                                                                                                                                 »If I were packing my rucksack
                                                                                                                                                             for life on the proverbial desert island,
                                                                                                                                                             I would leave Proust, Joyce and Musil          World rights are handled by Diogenes.
                                                                                                                                                               on the shelf – and instead I’d reach               Film rights are available.
                                                                                                                                                              for Piano Bar. You could get by with
                                                                                                                                                                       that for a long time.«                    Otto Jägersberg’s books
                                                                                                                                                                             Erich Hackl                    have been published in 3 languages.
                                                                                                                                  Photo: © Margrit Müller

                               otto jägersberg, born in Hiltrup (Westphalia) in 1942, worked as a book
                               trader, antiquarian and printer in Berlin, Zurich and Stierstadt. With his
                               debut novel Incense and Pumpernickel, which was published in 1964, Otto
                               Jägersberg became Diogenes’ first newfound German author. He has been
                               a freelance writer and filmmaker ever since. He lives in Baden-Baden.
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                                                                                                                                                                                         European Crime Fiction Series

 Joachim B.
  Roman · Diogenes

Joachim B.                                                          Arjouni                                                 Bernhard                                                                        Friedrich
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dönhoff                                Christian
 Schmidt                                                         Bruder Kemal
                                                                    Ein Kayankaya-Roman                                       Selbs                                                                         Heimliche                            Schünemann
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Andrej Kurkow
                                                                                                                              Mord                                                                          Herrscher                             Daily Soap
Raufarhöfn                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ein Fall für Sebastian Fink

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Roman · Diogenes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ein Fall für den Frisör

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Roman · Diogenes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Samson und
                                                                             Diogenes                                       Roman · Diogenes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Roman · Diogenes

                                                                    Jakob                                            Bernhard                                                                              Friedrich                            Christian
                                                                   Arjouni                                            Schlink                                                      Hamburg                 Dönhoff                            Schünemann                                                                                                                               Andrej
                                                                  Frankfurt                                          Mannheim                                                                              Hamburg                               Munich                                                                                                                                Kurkow
                                                                                                                                                                                               Berlin                                                                                                                                                                                    Kyiv



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Im großen Stil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ein Fall für Berlin und Wien

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Roman · Diogenes                     Schünemann
          Hansjörg                                                                                                                                             Basel                                                                                                                                                                                        weiß
         Schneider              Seraina Kobler
                                Tiefes, dunkles
                                                                                   Martin Suter                                                                           Zurich                                                                                                                   Bielefeld &                                            Ein Fall für Milena Lukin

          Hunkeler                                                                   Allmen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Roman · Diogenes

       in der Wildnis                Blau                                          und der Koi
                                    Ein Zürich-Krimi
              Der zehnte Fall

            Roman · Diogenes                                                            Roman · Diogenes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Schünemann &
                                   Roman · Diogenes

                                                                                                                                                                                      Venice                                              Belgrade                                                                                                        Volić
     Hansjörg                    Seraina                                                Martin                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Belgrade
     Schneider                   Kobler                                                 Suter
       Basel                      Zurich                                                Zurich



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Ein Fall für Kostas Charitos

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Capri                                                                          Roman · Diogenes

                                                       Donna Leon                                            Magdalen                          LucaVentura
                                                       Milde Gaben                                              Nabb                              In einer
                                                                                                             Vita Nuova                        stillen Bucht
                                                        Commissario Brunettis
                                                        einunddreißigster Fall
                                                                                                           Guarnaccias vierzehnter Fall           Der Capri-Krimi                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Aykol
                                                         Roman · Diogenes                                       Roman · Diogenes                 Roman · Diogenes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Markaris                                                                                               Istanbul Tango
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ein Fall für
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Kati Hirschel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Athens                                                       Athens                                      Roman · Diogenes

                                                       Donna                                               Magdalen                             Luca
                                                        Leon                                                 Nabb                              Ventura                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Esmahan
                                                       Venice                                               Florence                            Capri                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Aykol

  »Seraina Kobler knows how to build tension.«
                        Bernd Noack / Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich
                                                                                                                                                                              Seraina Kobler
                                                                                                                                                                               Bright Night

                                                                                                                                                 Flames above Lake Zurich: Following the
                                                                                                                                                 bestseller Deep Dark Blue, Seraina Kobler
                                                                                                                                                 presents a second case for Rosa Zambrano,
                                                            »Seraina Kobler has                                                                  an officer with the Zurich Water Police.
                                                        written a compelling thriller                                                            This is a thriller with soul, plus plenty of old-
        Seraina Kobler                                       which, fortunately,                                                                 town atmosphere and culinary delights.
        Tiefes, dunkles
             Blau                   eller
                                                               isn’t too gory.«
            Ein Zürich-Krimi
                               Bests                                                                                                             A gripping novel about the development
                                                         Gaby van Whaden / WDR2, Cologne
           Roman · Diogenes
                                                                                                                                                 of Zurich between historic charm and
                                                                                                                                                 modern architecture.
         Deep Dark Blue                                     »In her crime novel,
   A Zurich Crime Novel, 2022                             Seraina Kobler has found
                                                                a calm and
                                                                                                                                                 One night in November, a fire rages at
                                                           unhurried language.«                                                                  the Enge marina in the middle of Zurich.
          A top ten
                                                          Kristian Teetz / Sonntag, Hanover                                                      As the flames are extinguished, Rosa
       Swiss bestseller
        for 13 weeks                                                                                                                             Zambrano – an officer with the water
                                                                                                                                                 police – finds the charred corpse of a
                                                          »A gripping crime novel
                                                    that still makes a holiday in Zurich                                                         young woman. Why did Iva Schwarz,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Seraina Kobler
        Rights sold:
English/world (Pushkin Press)
                                                               sound like fun.«                                                                  the daughter of a renowned architect, have               Nachtschein
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Ein Zürich-Krimi
                                                                 Martin Meyer /                                                                  to die?
                                                      Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, Essen
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Roman · Diogenes
                                                                                                                                                 Amid the twists and turns of the investi-
                                                                                                                                                 gation, the former love of Rosa’s life, Leo,
                                                                                                                                                 turns up in Zurich once more – suddenly
                                                                                                                                                 appearing in her enchanting garden in the                    A Zurich Crime Novel
                                                                                                                                                                                                               272 pages, July 2023
                                                                                                                                                 old part of town. Yet he is not the only
                                                                                                                                                 ghost from the past that is haunting the city.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     World rights are handled by Diogenes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Film rights are available.
                                                                                               Photo: Franco P. Tettamanti / © Diogenes Verlag

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              seraina kobler, born in Locarno in 1982, studied linguistics and cultural
              studies before working as a journalist for publications including the Neue
              Zürcher Zeitung. Eventually setting up as a freelance author, in 2020 she
              published her debut novel, Regenschatten. Her first Zurich-based crime
              novel featuring officer Rosa Zambrano, Deep Dark Blue, spent months
              on the Swiss bestseller lists. Seraina Kobler lives with her family in Zurich.

               »Luca Ventura skilfully combines
           tension with Italian flair. Pure pleasure.«                                                                                                            Luca Ventura
                                                        Gala, Hamburg
                                                                                                                                                                 Pale as the Moon
                                                       150’000 copies sold.
                                                    Film rights are optioned.
                                                                                                                                       In Capri, moguls and bigwigs come together
                                                                                                                                       in tiny speciality shops in narrow alleys.

                                                                                                                                       This is the fourth case in the bestselling
                                                                                                                                       series. A screen adaptation is currently in
                  LucaVentura                                LucaVentura
                     Mitten                                   Bittersüße                             LucaVentura
                   im August                 ller              Zitronen                 ller            In einer
                                       Bestse                                     Bestse             stillen Bucht
                                                                                                                                       Only last night he was roaming the island,
                     Der Capri-Krimi                            Der Capri-Krimi
                                                                                                        Der Capri-Krimi

                    Roman · Diogenes                           Roman · Diogenes                        Roman · Diogenes

                                                                                                                                       savouring the aroma of pine trees and
            In the Middle of August                     Bittersweet Lemons                        In a Hidden Cove                     revelling in the news he’d just received. But
             A Capri Crime Novel,                       A Capri Crime Novel,                    A Capri Crime Novel,
                     2020                                       2021                                    2022                           now he’s lying dead in a tub at his dairy.

                                                                                                                                       Nino Castaldo was famous for his hand-
                Rights sold:                                                               Praise for Bittersweet Lemons:              pulled mozzarella, made from pure buffalo
             Arabic (Al-Arabi)
                                                                                      »Bittersweet Lemons is a gripping                milk. Yet nobody realised the struggles he
             Catalan (Univers)
                                                                                    family saga about greed and passion                was having with the family business and
         Spanish/world (Catedral)
          French (Livre de Poche)
                                                                                            under the Capri sun.«
                                                                                                                                       animal-rights campaigners. But in the                  Bleich wie
              Italian (Giunti)
                                                                                    Volker Albers / Hamburger Abendblatt, Dortmund
                                                                                                                                       bright spring light of Capri, Enrico Rizzi             der Mond
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Der Capri-Krimi
                                                                                                                                       and Antonia Cirillo gradually uncover
                                                                                         »Ventura knows how to depict                  his secrets.
 Praise for In the Middle of August:                                                   family feuds and fatal love affairs
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Roman · Diogenes

»Luca Ventura’s Capri crime novel is                                                          in an exciting way.«
 the start of an atmospheric series                                                            Ruhr Nachrichten, Dortmund
which promises everything that Italy                                                                                                                                                             A Capri Crime Novel
            has to offer.«                                                                                                               »The Gulf of Naples has held a magical
                                                                                   »Whether you read it with limoncello                                                                          288 pages, June 2023
Barbara Hoppe / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
                                                                                                                                          appeal for me ever since I was young.
                                                                                    on the beach, or with lemon soda by                Luca Ventura knows it inside out. He writes
                                                                                  the pool, Bittersweet Lemons has every-                   elegant, naturalistic crime novels –
»A very promising start to a new crime                                                thing you need from a gripping                    including for people who don’t yet realise
   series – and a trip to one of the                                                 and entertaining summer thriller.«                        that they like crime novels.«           World rights are handled by Diogenes.
 most beautiful islands in Europe.«                                                                    ORF, Vienna                                      Benedict Wells                       Film rights are optioned.
          Münchner Merkur, Munich

                                                                                                                                                                                              Luca Ventura’s books
                                                                                                                                                                                       have been published in 3 languages.

                  luca ventura prefers to remain anonymous. The writer spends a large
                  part of the year on the Gulf of Naples, where he is currently working on the
                  next case in the Capri series about the islander Enrico Rizzi and his north
                  Italian colleague Antonia Cirillo.

   »Brunetti’s humane police work is disarming,
  and his ambles through the city are a delight.«                                                                                                                                   Donna Leon
                                            New York Times Book Review
                                                                                                                                                                                  So Shall You Reap

                                                                                                                                                        Youthful ideals and youthful misdeeds:
                                                                                                                                                        Brunetti’s latest case is a portrait of
                                                            »Leon’s thirty-first novel in the Brunetti
                                                                                                                                                        contemporary Italy – and the 1980s.
                                                               series is about human weakness
          Donna Leon                                           of all kinds: drugs, dementia and                                                        So Shall You Reap leads Commissario
          Milde Gaben                                        dietrologia or, to put it another way,
            Commissario Brunettis
                                               tseller                                                                                                  Brunetti into the overgrown garden of
                                         1 Bes                    the need to know. Isn’t that
            einunddreißigster Fall
                                                                                                                                                        an old palazzo, and into the past.
             Roman · Diogenes
                                                                why we read mystery novels?«
                                                                           The Times, London
         Give Unto Others
                                                                                                                                                        On a cold November evening, Guido
      The 31st case, June 2022                                                                                                                          Brunetti and Paola are up late when a call
                                                            »Unarguably one of the most humane –                                                        from Ispettore Vianello arrives, alerting the
                                                               and absorbing – of the series.
     A #1 Spiegel Bestseller                                                                                                                            Commissario that a hand has been spotted
                                                                [. . .] The dilemmas demand
   A Sunday Times Bestseller                                 the best of Brunetti, which is what                                                        in one of Venice’s canals. The body is
  A New York Times Bestseller                                             he delivers.«                                                                 quickly recovered and the victim’s identity
                                                                              Toronto Star                                                              discovered by sheer coincidence. But who              Donna Leon
          Rights sold:                                                                                                                                  could the dead man’s enemies have been?               Wie die Saat,
        Catalan (Grup 62)
      Dutch (De Bezige Bij)
                                                              »Still the next best thing to moving                                                      He was undocumented, leaving Brunetti                 so die Ernte
                                                                           to Venice.«                                                                  and his colleagues with no leads to chase                Commissario Brunettis
English/UK (William Heinemann)                                                                                                                                                                                   zweiunddreißigster Fall
  English/US (Grove/Atlantic)
                                                                       Kirkus Reviews, New York                                                         up. It’s only when the Commissario delves
          Finnish (Otava)                                                                                                                               into his own past, recalling the Italy of his             Roman · Diogenes
     French (Calmann-Lévy)                                       »The cultivated Commissario,                                                           student days, that a solution to the case
      Polish (Noir sur Blanc)                                seeking the truth behind this strange                                                      starts to emerge.
  Spanish/world (Seix Barral)                                      imbroglio, reads the heart
                                                              all the way back to Greek tragedy’s                                                                                                           Commissario Brunetti’s 32nd Case
                                                                         bitter truths.«                                                                                                                        320 pages, June 2023
                                                                Tom Nolan /Wall Street Journal, New York
                                                                                                                                                           »There is no ambiguity about the
                                                                                                                                                              unalloyed affection millions
                                                                                                                                                         of readers feel toward Guido Brunetti,
                                                                                                                                                          one of crime fiction’s most popular           World rights are handled by Diogenes.
                                                                                                           Photo: © Regine Mosimann / Diogenes Verlag

                                                                                                                                                                  Bill Ott / Booklist, Chicago                  Donna Leon’s books
                                                                                                                                                                                                        have been published in 35 languages.
                                                                                                                                                                        Rights sold:
                                                                                                                                                                      Catalan (Grup 62)
                                                                                                                                                                    Dutch (De Bezige Bij)
                 donna leon, born in New Jersey in 1942, has worked as a travel guide
                                                                                                                                                              English/UK (William Heinemann)
                 in Rome and as a copywriter in London. She taught literature and language
                 in Iran, China, and Saudi Arabia. Commissario Brunetti made her books                                                                          English/US (Grove/Atlantic)
                 world-famous. Donna Leon lived in Italy for many years, and although she                                                                       Spanish/world (Seix Barral)
                 now lives in Switzerland, she often visits Venice.                                                                                                 Polish (Noir sur Blanc)
Food for thought:                                                                                       Narrative Non-Fiction
                             LOUISE BROWN                                 DÖRRIE                                                 THOMAS
                  WAS                                                      DIE HELDIN REIST

                         WENN WIR STERBEN
                                                                                                                                     EUCH!                                     Shelly
              ERFAHRUNGEN EINER TRAUERREDNERIN                                                                                                                               Kupferberg
                                                                                                                                                                               Isidor         eller
                                                                                                                                                                                  Ein jüdisches Leben

                         DIOGENES                                                 DIOGENES

       Louise Brown                                                   Doris Dörrie                                          Thomas Meyer                             Shelly Kupferberg
 What Memories Are Made Of                                        The Heroine’s Journey                                       Break Up!                                    Isidor
            Non-Fiction, 2021                                            Non-Fiction, 2022                                       Essay, 2018                             A Jewish Life, 2022

        After the death of her parents,                          Heroes have to set out into the big                      A book about incompatible           Shelly Kupferberg recounts the meteoric
the journalist Louise Brown tries to extract                  wide world and have adventures in order                 relationships and their well-earned    rise and brutal fall of her great-great-uncle
  something meaningful from the finitude                       to become heroes – otherwise there’d                 endings. Thomas Meyer’s controversial     Isidor and those around him. This is the
 of life. She becomes a funeral orator, and a                  be no story. But what about heroines?                  polemic: »Four out of five relation-   story of a fascinating Jewish family, and a
witness to what remains of us when we die.                                                                           ships ought to be ended right away.«        moving narrative non-fiction debut.

              ULRICH WEBER

                                                                            Dalai Lama                                                                                      Malte Herwig
                                                                             Mitgefühl                                          Jörg Fauser                                 Françoise Gilot
               FRIEDRICH                                                       und                                              Marlon Brando                               Die Frau, die Nein sagt
                                                                             Weisheit                                        Der versilberte Rebell                                                                eller
              DÜRRENMATT                                                                                                                                                     Ihr Leben mit und ohne Picasso

                                                                                 Ein Gespräch mit                                  Eine Biographie
                  EINE BIOGRAPHIE
                                                                             Felizitas von Schönborn

                                                                                   Diogenes                                          Diogenes                                         Diogenes

          Ulrich Weber                                                 Dalai Lama                                          Jörg Fauser                               Malte Herwig
      Friedrich Dürrenmatt                                    Path of Wisdom, Path of Peace                              Marlon Brando.                         The Woman Who Says No
             Biography, 2020                                       A Conversation With Felizitas                      The Silver-Plated Rebel                          Biography, 2015/2021
                                                                      von Schönborn, 2004                                   Biography, 1978/2020
Ulrich Weber tells the story of Dürrenmatt’s                                                                                                                       Françoise Gilot on her life with
    life (including his love of astronomy,                         Based on her in-depth, first-hand                  Fauser and Brando – two ruptured               and without Pablo Picasso.
  physics, painting, football and dogs), the                   conversations, Felizitas von Schönborn                   souls united by more than just          She was the only woman to ever leave
genesis of his works and of the cosmic mind,                      has been able to bring together the                their ability to getting back up when        Picasso, and to him she remained
  whose probing questions accompany us                         views and core values of the Dalai Lama                           knocked down.                 a mystery. Françoise Gilot is a painter,
            well into the 21st century.                                and Tibetan Buddhism.                                                                           a truth-seeker, a rebel.

                                                                                                                                                      Michel Bergmann
We set off. It’s thirty degrees outside already, but appa-
rently if we turn the aircon on inside the car she’ll catch
her death. I switch it off and roll the window down.
There’s a draught. I put the window back up and open                                                                        Is it possible to reclaim a happy future
                                                                                                                            that was stolen from you? This is the true
the sunroof a crack. »You’re telling me I went to the                                                                       story of a Jewish mama and her ›bubele‹ –
hairdresser’s,« she says bitterly, »and spent three hund-                                                                   touching, sad, heart-warming and richly
red francs only to have my head fly off? Now everything
is hermetically sealed. I’m sweating,« she says, »there,                                                                    A moving book by a well-known author
                                                                                                                            and screenwriter about his mother’s life.
see?« She looks at me. »It’s not normal, sweating like                                                                      A piece of contemporary European history,
that. You never used to sweat so much. Must be your                                                                         full of melancholy, pain and humour.

                                                                                                                            Magnificent and infuriating, loving and
                                                                                                                            stifling, self-sacrificing yet interfering –
   We’re approaching the Swiss border.
                                                                                                                            Michel Bergmann loves his mother
    Shortly before Basel I suggest a detour to Riehen to                                                                    Charlotte, and sometimes he can’t stand                      Michel
see whether there’s anything left of the camp. And I’d be
                                                                                                                            her. In this unvarnished book, he tells
                                                                                                                            the story of a strong, obstinate woman
interested to take a look at the children’s home where                                                                      who was driven out of Germany, lost                         Mameleben
I spent the first year of my life. »God forbid! Perish the                                                                  nearly her entire family, and was ultimately                  das gestohlene Glück
                                                                                                                            happily reunited with her future husband,
thought,« she said, »if you want to go there, you’re on                                                                     yet too often had to face her troubles alone.

your own! The Swiss! That stuck-up lot, the way they
treated us. ›Ugh, the Jews!‹ Everyone else was in the
                                                                                                                                                                                              or: Stolen Joy
shelters during the air raids, we were the only ones that                                                                             »Bergmann writes with                                    Non-Fiction
                                                                                                                                                                                          256 pages, March 2023
stayed upstairs! They’d have loved it if we all bit the                                                                             so much warmth and wit.«

dust.«                                                                                                                         Sabine Doering / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

                                                                                                                                                                                 World rights are handled by Diogenes.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Film rights are available.
                                                                                        Photo: © Bogenberger Autorenfotos

           michel bergmann, born in Riehen, near Basel, in 1945, the child of
           interned Jewish refugees. He spent his early childhood in Paris and his
           youth in Frankfurt. After his studies he trained with the Frankfurter
           Rundschau before working as a journalist, then as a director and producer,
           and since 1990 as a screenwriter (his credits include Otto – The Disaster
           Movie and Bye Bye Germany). In 2010 he published his first novel, Die
           Teilacher, and six subsequent volumes. Michel Bergmann lives near and
           in Berlin.

                                                                                                          Monika Czernin / Melissa Müller
Fiesta, Arias. Nos vamos. A limousine pulls up outside
                                                                                                              Picasso’s Hairdresser
the hairdressing salon on Vallauris’ main street. The voice
echoing from the passenger seat through the open shop
door belongs to Pablo Picasso. Arias, let’s go. Voy, voy –                                                Countless people vied for Picasso’s atten-
                                                                                                          tion – but he and Arias were genuinely close.
I’m coming. I just need to quickly take the curlers out of
                                                                                                          A revised and expanded new edition pub-
this lady’s hair . . . and lock up. Minutes later, Eugenio                                                lished to coincide with the fiftieth anniver-
Arias drops into the back seat of the car next to Jacqueline                                              sary of the famous artist’s death, which
Roque and adjusts his beret. Nos vamos.                                                                   is being celebrated across the globe with
                                                                                                          festivals and exhibitions. Featuring a new
To the villagers in the café opposite, this scene – with                                                  foreword by André Heller.
Picasso in the starring role – must look staged. How can                                                  Includes previously little-known details
anybody keep him waiting, the king, the man who does                                                      about Picasso’s support of the Communist
not find waiting at all amusing? Yet it is a ritual they have
performed for years, the overture to a special occasion.                                                  When Picasso meets hairdresser Eugenio Arias
The two Spaniards are going to a bullfight. To Fréjus, to                                                 in 1947, they develop a deep relationship.           Monika Czernin
Nîmes, to Arles.                                                                                          It is principally their communist conviction         Melissa Müller
                                                                                                          that unites the two Spaniards in exile in the
                                                                                                          South of France, but they also share a great
                                                                                                                                                               Picassos Friseur
We attended the corrida four or five times a year. Picasso                                                                                                     Die Geschichte einer Freundschaft
                                                                                                          love of bullfighting and a mischievous sense
always said to me, »Arias, bullfighting is the noblest sport                                              of humour. Picasso’s Hairdresser not only                       Diogenes
in the world.« »And why is that?« I’d ask. »In bullfight-                                                 depicts the intense friendship between these
ing there is no compromise between the opponents. In                                                      two extraordinary men but also offers a
                                                                                                          fresh look on the world-famous painter as
football or cycling you can take a bribe to let the other                                                 a generous and loyal companion.
                                                                                                                                                           A Story of Friendship, Politics and Passion
                                                                                                                                                             First published by Kiepenheuer & Witsch,
person win. But you can’t bribe a bull.«                                                                                                                                  Cologne in 2001
                                                                                                                                                            With photographs, 288 pages, April 2023

                                                                                                                                                          World rights are handled by Diogenes.
                   monika czernin, born in Klagenfurt in 1965, is a renowned                                                                                    Film rights are available.
                   international filmmaker and author. Her books about central
                   figures and watershed moments in European history are best-
                   sellers in Germany and Austria.                                                                                                                Picasso’s Hairdresser
                   melissa müller, born in Vienna in 1967, is an author and                                                                                has been published in 4 languages.
                   scriptwriter based in Munich. Her books are international best-
                                                                                     Photo: © Achim Bun

                   sellers, have been translated into more than 20 languages and
                   turned into award-winning screen adaptations.
                   Aside from Picasso’s Hairdresser, Monika Czernin and Melissa
                   Müller have worked together on several documentary films.

     »It is impressive how Friedrich Dönhoff manages
to portray a whole life in a small book and to characterise                                                                                         Friedrich Dönhoff
          a personality without raising questions.«
                                    Stefanie Theile / Stern viva!, Hamburg
                                                                                                                                                Marius Müller-Westernhagen

                                                                                                                                          The rise of an artist during the early days of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  FRIEDRICH      DONHOFF
                                                                                                                                          West Germany and insights into his present
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            MARIUS   MULLER-

                                                                                                                                                                                           FRIEDRICH DÖNHOFF • MARIUS MULLER-WESTERNHAGEN
                                                                                                                                          day life.
              Die Welt ist so,                                                     Friedrich
                                                                                                                                          This is the authorised portrait by Friedrich
                                                                                                                                          Dönhoff, well-known for his distinctive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          EIN PORTRAIT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     EIN PORTRAIT
               wie man sie                                                         Dönhoff
                  sieht                                                     Ein gutes Leben ist                                           biographies.
                  Erinnerungen an
                  Marion Dönhoff
                                      Bestseller                            die beste Antwort
                                                                             Die Geschichte des Jerry Rosenstein

                    Diogenes                                                             Diogenes
                                                                                                                                          Freiheit, Sexy, Lass uns leben, Wieder hier
                                                                                                                                          are songs that anybody in Germany could
         The World Is As You See It                                   Living Well is the Best Revenge
        Memories of Marion Dönhoff                                     The Story of Jerry Rosenstein                                      sing along to. But who is the artist behind
            Non-Fiction, 2002                                                Non-Fiction, 2014                                            them? Through in-person conversations
                                                                                                                                          with Friedrich Dönhoff, Marius Müller-
                                                                                                                                          Westernhagen describes what motivates
             Praise for                                     Praise for Living Well is the Best Revenge:
                                                                                                                                          him and what made him the person he is
      The World Is As You See It:
                                                          »He is very good with biographical matter;                                      today. He recalls the Germany of his child-
     »Rarely have we been given                            you can tell from the precise descriptions                                     hood, his early stage appearances in the
     such a personal insight into                             of his crime characters. Dönhoff is a
                                                                                                                                          sixties and later during a period of youth
     Countess Marion Dönhoff.«                              pleasant conversational partner, and an
             Die Zeit, Hamburg                             excellent listener, too. It is not surprising,                                 revolt, as well as the beginnings of a new
                                                          that people trust him and open up to him.«                                      kind of music that would change the world.
                                                                  Annette Schwesig / Stuttgarter Zeitung                                                                                                                                               DIOGENES
     »A wonderful book about
    an unusual friendship and a
          colourful life.«                                         »An impressive narrative
                                                                                                                                                   »The audience can tell if                                                                            A Portrait
                                                             about one, who, after a terrible youth
      Leoni Jessica Hof / Bolero, Zurich                                                                                                                                                                                                     With an afterword by Philipp Keel
                                                                     found a good life.«                                                   you’re genuine or not, be it an audience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                256 pages, December 2022
                                                                Kathrin Meier-Rust / NZZ am Sonntag, Zurich                                        of three or thousands.«
                                                                                                                                                      Marius Müller-Westernhagen

                                        friedrich dönhoff, born in Hamburg in 1967, grew up in Kenya.                                                                                                                                  World rights are handled by Diogenes.
                                        Having studied history and politics, he now writes novels and                                                                                                                                        Film rights are available.
                                        biographies, including the bestselling The World Is As You See It:
                                        Memories of Marion Dönhoff. Friedrich Dönhoff lives in Hamburg.
                                        marius müller-westernhagen, born in Düsseldorf in 1948,
                                        is an actor and musician. For Mit Pfefferminz bin ich dein Prinz,
                                                                                                                   Photo: © Marvin Zilm

                                        he was awarded his first gold record in 1978. Today Westernhagen
                                                                                                                   Photo: Olaf Heine

                                        looks back on an extraordinary career in music with nine number
                                        one albums. In 2022 he released his latest album, Das eine Leben.
                                        He lives with his wife, Lindiwe Suttle Müller-Westernhagen, in

                     Her Diaries and Notebooks:
               The Literary Sensation of Autumn 2021
                                                                                                                                                                               Patricia Highsmith
                              First serial in The New Yorker                                                                                                                Her Diaries and Notebooks
                                                                                                                                                                                               The New York Years, 1941 –1950

                                                                                                                                                                       »Every artist is in the business
                                                                                                                                                                              for his health.«
                                                                                                                                                                             Notebook, August 31st, 1966

                                                                                           PATRICIA HIGHSMITH

                                                                                                                                                                  Before Alfred Hitchcock adapted Strangers
                                                                                           TAGE- UND NOTIZB ÜCHER
                                                                                            HERAUSGEGEBEN VON ANNA VON PLANTA


                                                                                                                                                                  on a Train; before Thomas Ripley snaked his
        US edition                     UK edition              French edition              German edition                                                         way into the canon of psychological sus-
        by Norton                by Weidenfeld & Nicolson     by Calmann-Lévy               by Diogenes
                                                                                                                                                                  pense; and before The Price of Salt became
                                                                                                                                                                  a cult classic of romantic obsession, who
                                                                      »The publishing event                                                                       was Patricia Highsmith?
                                                                       of the season [. . .]«
                                                                        David Morán / ABC, Madrid
                                                                                                                                                                  Focused on her formative years in Man-
                                                                                                                                                                  hattan, this edition of Highsmith’s
                                                            »And what a journey she goes through,                                                                 monumental Diaries and Notebooks
                                                                 from 1941 until 1995, recreated
                                                               in an elliptic, even cryptic tone.«
                                                                                                                                                                  reveals ›Pat‹ at her most passionate and
                                                                 François Rivière Le Figaro Littéraire Paris
                                                                                                                                                                  florescent. Beginning in 1941 at Barnard
                                                                                                                                                                  College and encompassing the Texas
       Italian edition               Spanish edition
    by La nave di Teseo               by Anagrama
                                                                                                                                                                  native’s adventurous twenties, The New
                                                                                Rights sold:                                                                      York Years intertwines scenes from her
                                                                 Chinese/CN (Shanghai Translation)                                                                dizzying social life with an intimate self-
»Patricia Highsmith’s lacerating Diaries                         English/UK (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)                                                               portrait of a young artist.
 and Notebooks, however, will be seen                                    English/US (Norton)
 as one of the great twentieth-century                                 French (Calmann-Lévy)
        artistic self-portraits.«                                     Italian (La nave di Teseo)
                                                                                                                                                                  Amid all the hangovers and the breakups,                   Edited by Anna von Planta
                                                                                                                                                                  she read voraciously and honed her craft              To be published by Norton/Liveright
    Frances Wilson / New York Review of Books                           Korean (Plain Archive)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            With photos and documents
                                                                    Portuguese/BRA (Intrínseca)                                                                   with verve. Laid bare in this perennial                    688 pages, October 2023
                                                                  Portuguese/PT (Relógio d’Água)                                                                  reader’s edition are the bold, hilarious,
 »A war chest beneath duvet covers.«                                 Spanish/world (Anagrama)
                                                                                                                                                                  romantic, tragic, and maddeningly con-
            Didier Jacob / L'Obs, Paris
                                                                                                                                                                  tradictory observations of one of »our
                                                                                                                                                                  greatest modernist writers« (Gore Vidal).         World rights are handled by Diogenes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Film rights are available.
                                                                                                                                Photo: © Archiv Diogenes Verlag

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Patricia Highsmith’s books
                                                                                                                                                                      »[The early chapters] comprise one of         have been published in 42 languages.
                          patricia highsmith (1921 – 1995), born in Texas, grew up and studied in
                                                                                                                                                                   the most observant and ecstatic accounts
                          New York. She achieved worldwide success in 1950 with her debut novel
                          Strangers on a Train, made into the famous film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951.
                                                                                                                                                                    I’ve read – and it’s a crowded field! – about
                          The Talented Mr. Ripley, published in 1955, was awarded the ›Edgar Allan                                                                  being young and alive in New York City.«
                          Poe Scroll‹ by the Mystery Writers of America and introduced the fascinat-                                                                      Dwight Garner / The New York Times
                          ing anti-hero Tom Ripley.

   Meyer & Meyer put up a riot in children’s book
with ingenious rhymes and wonderful illustrations.                                                                                                                                                            Timon Meyer / Julian Meyer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Good Night, Little Panda
                                                                                                   50’000 copies sold

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bedtime made easy: help your little ones
                                                                                                                                                                                                        drift off to sleep with the little panda. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                        latest hit by Timon & Julian Meyer is a gentle
                                                                                                                                                                                                        good-night story and a fun interactive book
                                                                                                                                                                                                        all rolled into one.
      Bear & Hippo on Holiday                                                                      Bear & Hippo in the Snow        Bear & Hippo Celebrate a Birthday
        26 pages, 18 × 15 cm                                                                         24 pages, 18 × 15 cm                 24 pages, 18 × 15 cm                                          Back at last: the little panda from the
                2020                                                                                         2020                                2021                                                   beloved children’s book Not Today.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bedtime is often anything but peaceful –
                                                                                                                                                                                                        there’s still so much to do and to tell, so
                                                                                                                                                                                                        much that’s happened during the day, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                        so much to catch the attention of little
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Children’s Book
                                                                                                                                                                                                        readers. Luckily, the panda feels exactly             32 pages, 25 × 19 cm, March 2023
                                                                                                                                                                                                        the same way, making this book the perfect
                                                                                                                                                                                                        companion for the daily bedtime ritual.
   Bear ♥ Hippo                                                                           Not Today                           Rolf Bugles               Paul’s Garden
24 pages, 18 × 15 cm                                                                 32 pages, 19 × 25 cm                 32 pages, 19 × 25 cm       32 pages, 19 × 25 cm
       2022                                                                                 2020                                 2020                        2021                                       Our dear little Panda has had quite the day:     World rights are handled by Diogenes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         There was lots of adventure and laughter              Film rights are available.

                                                                  Das  großeKnuddeln
                                                                             Knuddeln                                                                                                                                     and play.

                                                                  Timon     Meyer
                                                                        Meyer                              Julian
                                                                                                      Julian MeyerMeyer

                                                                                                                                                                                                          And now our Panda is all tuckered out,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 So he brushes his teeth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                and he washes his snout.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Picks his favorite pillow,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                the one that’s bright red,
                                                                               The Big Cuddle                                 Oodles of Poodles                                                           And finally snuggles himself into bed.
                                                                            48 pages, 30 × 25 cm                             32 pages, 24 × 17 cm,
                                                                                    2021                                            2022                                                                      With his most beloved plushie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and also his blankie
                                                                                                                                                                                                               In the hopes that tomorrow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                he won’t wake up cranky.
                                                                                       timon meyer, born near Stuttgart in 1977, is a freelance author
                                                                                                                                                                            Photo: © Kaya Wielopolski
                                                                                                                                                                            Photo: © Nikolaus Urban

                                                                                       and artist who lives with his family in Queens, New York. Above
                                                                                       all else, he loves writing for children.
                                                                                       julian meyer, born in Lower Saxony in 1983, was a carpenter
                                                                                       before going on to study illustration in Münster. He has worked
                                                                                       as a freelance illustrator since 2017. Julian Meyer has a daughter
                                                                                       and lives in Hamburg.

        »A declaration of love to imagination.«
                        Thomas Barth / Stuttgarter Nachrichten
                                                                                                                                                                  Helme Heine
                                        Helme Heine                          Helme Heine

                                 Hans und Henriette                   Die Abenteurer

                                                                                                                                      Little mice need big adventures.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    HELME HEINE
                                                                                                                                      Helme Heine is up to his old tricks. A tale
                                                                                                                                      of courage – and why we should all be less
                                                                                                                                      afraid to try new things. Lovingly written
                                                                                                                                                                                               Keine Angst vor großen Tieren
                                                                                                                                      and brilliantly illustrated.
                                                       Diogenes                            Diogenes

                                                                                                                                      Life gets so boring if you never think out-
       Sauerkraut                     Hans and Henriette                The Adventurers
176 pages, 22 × 27 cm, 1992       28 pages, 22 × 27.5 cm, 1993     28 pages, 22 × 27.5 cm, 1994
                                                                                                                                      side the box! That’s Mini’s opinion, any-
                                                                                                                                      way. She lives in the basement, way down
                                                                                                                                      under the stairs. Unlike young Mini, Mum
         HELME HEINE                                                                                                                  and Dad worry constantly. The world
                                                                                                                                      outside the mousehole is riddled with peril.
                                                                                                                                      Yet Mini refuses to be deterred. Bold and
                                                                                                                                      determined, she sets out again and again in
                                           Praise for My Friend RamTamTam:                                                            search of like-minded friends, finding that
                                         »And we find ourselves leafing again
                                                                                                                                      other little adventurers do exist after all.                                             DIOGENES

          Mein Freund
                                          and again through the sensitively
 RamTamTam                                designed pages of this enchanting                                                                                                                   No Fear of Big Animals
                                                   children’s title.«                                                                                                                             Children’s Book

                                             Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, Essen                                                                                                       36 pages, 22 × 27.5 cm, April 2023
  My Friend RamTamTam
36 pages, 22 × 27.5 cm, 2021
                                                 »Clever and wonderful.«
                                              Katja Kraft / Münchner Merkur, Munich
   Rights currently sold:
                                                                                                                                                                                     World rights are handled by Diogenes.
  Spanish/world (Anaya)                                                                                                                                                                    Film rights are available.
   Turkish (İthaki Çocuk)

                                                                                                                                                                                             Helme Heine’s books
                                                                                                                                                                                     have been published in 36 languages.
                                                                                                      Photo: Archiv Diogenes Verlag

                helme heine, born in Berlin in 1941, has authored more than thirty
                children’s books, with millions of copies sold around the world. Since
                publishing his first children’s book in 1976, Helme Heine has received
                numerous awards and honours, including the ›Grand Prize of the
                German Academy of Children’s and Young Adults’ Literature‹ (1991 for
                his life’s work), and the ›Best Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year‹
                by the New York Times on a number of occasions.

      »Ute Krause’s captivating illustrations and
her imaginative powers of observation are fascinating.«                                                                                               Ute Krause
                                         Booklist, Chicago
                                                                                                                                                      The Moffels

                                                                                                              Clever rhymes and wonderfully whimsical
                                                                                                                                                                                                           UTE KRAUSE
  Der Löwe
                                                                                                              illustrations – the rediscovery of a children’s

                                                                                                                                                                UTE KRAUSE · DIE MOFFELS
  auf dem
  Dachboden                                                                                                   classic.                                                                                      DIOGENES

                                                   »The fact that this subtle
                                                yet topical story comes across                                Most of all, the moffels like to sleep all day
                                                     in such a cheerful and                                   long. Only after midnight, when people
                                                 entertaining way owes much                                   are dreaming, do the moffels come out.
                                                    to Ute Krause’s splendid                                  They clamber over roofs, wander through
                                                illustrations of her own text.«
                  DIOGENES                                                                                    empty streets, pass by the bakery and the
                                                  Silke Bartlick / Deutsche Welle, Berlin
                                                                                                              school, end up at the department store and
          The Lion in the Attic
     32 pages, 25 × 23 cm, 1998 / 2021                                                                        the zoo, but they can’t find what they’re
                                                    »A picture book filled                                    looking for: a hooman, as the moffels call                                             First published in 1991
                                                  with poetry and wisdom.«
       Rights currently sold:
                                                                                                              humans. After all, night is when humans                                                    Children’s Book
                                                     Tiroler Tageszeitung, Innsbruck                                                                                                           32 pages, 30.4 × 23 cm, March 2023
                                                                                                              are asleep . . .
    Chinese/CN (TB Publishing)

                                                                                                              »Ute Krause has created these gloriously                                     World rights are handled by Diogenes.
                                                                                                               lazy inventions and described them in
                                                                                                              humorous verse. Children will have lots of                                           Ute Krause’s books
                                                                                                                      fun with these creatures.«                                           have been published in 8 languages.
                                                                                                                           Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin

                    ute krause, born in Berlin in 1960, has illustrated a large number
                                                                                            Photo: © privat

                    of books, including Leopoldo and the Mountain of Books by
                    Susanna Tamaro. She has also written two children’s books published
                    by Diogenes, The Lion in the Attic and Nora and the Great Bear.
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