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FICTION »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 Picknick Andrej 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 Andrej Andrej Kurkow Pinguine in times of war.« Kurkow frieren nicht Andrej Andrej Ein Freund Kurkow Kurkow Cornelius Wüllenkemper / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung des Die letzte Liebe Andrej Kurkow Verblichenen des Präsidenten Herbstfeuer Roman · Diogenes Roman · Diogenes Roman · Diogenes Erzählungen · Diogenes 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 Roman · Diogenes Rights sold: Andrej Croatian (Božičević) Andrej Kurkow Kurkow Andrej Kurkow Der Gärtner Andrej Kurkow Graue Bienen English/UK (MacLehose) Novel Der Milchmann von Otschakow Jimi Hendrix ller in der Nacht live in Lemberg Bestse English/US (HarperVia) 368 pages, 2022 French (Liana Levi) Roman · Diogenes Roman · Diogenes Roman · Diogenes Roman · Diogenes 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) Portuguese/PT (Porto) World rights are handled Romanian (Paralela 45) by Diogenes except Russian and Ukrainian. Photo: © Pako Mera /Opale /Bridgeman Images Russian (Folio) Film rights are available. Spanish/world (Alfaguara) Turkish (Siren) 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.
FICTION 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‹ 2023 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. Novel 208 pages, March 2023 »What draws the reader into her trains of thought is her nonchalant and smart narrative tone.« Sabine Schereck / tip, Berlin World rights are handled by Diogenes. Film rights are available. Photo: Julia Sellmann / © Diogenes Verlag 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.
FICTION »If you want to get inside the head of modern, young Russia, read Filipenko.« Sasha Filipenko Svetlana Alexievich Kremulator Can a person remain human in a Sasha 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 Roman · Diogenes Roman · Diogenes Roman · Diogenes 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.« purges. He, on the other hand, is convinced he Kremulator 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 World rights are handled by Diogenes between intimacy and otherness.« except Russian. Kurier, Vienna Film rights are available. Photo: Lukas Lienhard / © Diogenes Verlag 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.
FICTION »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 Melody 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 Bestse 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 r stselle die Zeit ller Be # 1 Be ller Bestse Bestse Roman · Diogenes Roman · Diogenes Roman · Diogenes Roman · Diogenes student who urgently needs this job. Little Melody stselle r 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. r stselle # 1 Be Novel ller 336 pages, April 2023 stse # 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 Roman · Diogenes Roman · Diogenes Roman · Diogenes Gerhard Matzig / World rights are handled by Diogenes. Montecristo Elephant One of You Novel, 2015 Novel, 2017 Novel, 2021 Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich Film rights are available. 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.
FICTION »[. . .] 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 Já Verlockung The author János Székely was a novelist, eller Bests »This book can be read as a wonderful Hollywood screenwriter and ›Oscar‹-winner. Roman · Diogenes 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 begann 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 Rights sold: World rights are handled by Diogenes. Italian (Adelphi) Film rights are available. 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.
FICTION »Rare linguistic splendour and striking narrative virtuosity.« Andreas Isenschmid / NZZ am Sonntag, Zurich Charles Lewinsky Give-and-Go A refugee without papers in gorgeous, Charles Charles Lewinsky Charles wealthy Switzerland – a satire. Lewinsky Melnitz Lewinsky Johannistag ller Charles Kastelau Bestse Lewinsky Roman · Diogenes Roman · Diogenes Gerron Roman · Diogenes Roman · Diogenes 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 Charles Bestseller Lewinsky Charles Bestselle Lewinsky r Charles Lewinsky Sind Sie das? Charles Lewinsky ller »Charles Lewinsky has a Lewinsky Doppelpass Der Stotterer Sein Sohn # 1 Bestse sure instinct for dramaturgy. Eine Spurensuche Der Halbbart Roman · Diogenes Roman · Diogenes Diogenes Roman · Diogenes 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 Novel 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 World rights are handled by Diogenes. Film rights are available. Photo: Maurice Haas /© Diogenes Verlag 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.
FICTION »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 Szczypiorski 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. Rights currently sold: 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)
FICTION »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, Otto 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 Sittenbild 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 Prose 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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FICTION »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 Application for translation support possible with Pro Helvetia. 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.
FICTION »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 development. 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 ller Bestse 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 LucaVentura 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.
FICTION »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. protagonists.« 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 DORIS LOUISE BROWN DÖRRIE THOMAS MEYER WAS DIE HELDIN REIST BLEIBT WENN WIR STERBEN TRENNT EUCH! Shelly ERFAHRUNGEN EINER TRAUERREDNERIN Kupferberg Isidor eller Bests eller Ein jüdisches Leben Bests Diogenes Diogenes 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 Bests DÜRRENMATT Ihr Leben mit und ohne Picasso eller Ein Gespräch mit Eine Biographie EINE BIOGRAPHIE Bests Felizitas von Schönborn Diogenes 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.
NON-FICTION Michel Bergmann We set off. It’s thirty degrees outside already, but appa- Mameleben 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 humorous. 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. diet.« 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 Bergmann interested to take a look at the children’s home where who was driven out of Germany, lost Mameleben eller Bests oder 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. Diogenes 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.
NON-FICTION 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 party. 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.
NON-FICTION »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 FRIEDRICH DONHOFF DONHOFF West Germany and insights into his present MARIUS MARIUS MULLER- MULLER- FRIEDRICH DÖNHOFF • MARIUS MULLER-WESTERNHAGEN day life. Friedrich Dönhoff Die Welt ist so, Friedrich This is the authorised portrait by Friedrich Dönhoff, well-known for his distinctive WESTERNHAGEN WESTERNHAGEN 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 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 Berlin.
NON-FICTION 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 DIOGENES 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.
CHILDREN’S BOOK 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. Dasgroße Das großeKnuddeln Knuddeln and play. TIMON MEYER/JULIAN MEYER · DAS GROSSE KNUDDELN Timon 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, DIOGENES DIOGENES 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.
CHILDREN’S BOOK »A declaration of love to imagination.« Thomas Barth / Stuttgarter Nachrichten Helme Heine Mini 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 DIOGENES 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.
CHILDREN’S BOOK »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 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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