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NATURE & SCIENCE
    Thomas de Padova, Alles wird Zahl. Wie sich die Mathematik in der Renaissance neu erfand          2
    Julia Schnetzer, Wenn Haie leuchten. Eine Reise in die geheimnisvolle Welt der Meeresforschung    4
    Melanie Mühl, Das Ernährungsgefühl. Wie Emotionen unser Essverhalten beeinflussen    		           6

MUSIC/POLITICS & SOCIETY/BIOGRAPHY
    Igor Levit • Florian Zinnecker, Hauskonzert 		                                                    8

BIOGRAPHY
    Julia Korbik, Bonjour Liberté. Françoise Sagan und der Aufbruch in die Freiheit 				             10

CULTURE & HISTORY
    Jochen Hörisch, Hände. Eine Kulturgeschichte			 			                                              12

PHILOSOPHY
    Konrad Paul Liessmann, Alle Lust will Ewigkeit				                                   		          14

POLITICS & SOCIETY
    Stefan Weidner, Ground Zero		               		                                                   16
    Florian Werner, Die Raststätte. Eine Liebeserklärung		      		                                   18
    Susanne Schmidt, Machen Sie mal zügig die Mitteltüren frei						                                 20
    Benno Gammerl, anders fühlen		              		                                                   22

BACKLIST HIGHLIGHTS 							                                                                          23
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                                                                                                                      THOMAS DE PADOVA

                                                                                                                         In the 15th and 16th centuries, mathematics was
                                                                                                                           revived in Europe. Arabic numerals, including
                                                                                                                                  the hitherto unknown zero, conquered
                                                                                                                          commercial life and were combined to produce
                                                                                                                              formulas for the first time. The invention of
                                                                                                                          the central perspective and the rediscovery of
                                                                                                                            Greek geometry fundamentally changed art
                                                                                                                          and science. Pictures were now windows onto
                                                                                                                            the world, as was the new form of mathema-
                                                                                                                              tics. Regiomontanus and Albrecht Dürer in
                                                                                                                          Nuremberg played roles in this unprecedented
                                                                                                                               change that were equally as important as
                                                                                                                            Leonardo da Vinci and Girolamo Cardano in
                                                                                                                             Milan.Quick-witted and with a keen eye for
                                                                                                                              hidden elements, The Power of Numbers

                              The birth of modern
                                                                                                                         leads us to the moment when plus, minus and
                                                                                                                         multiplication signs were invented. Thomas de
                                                                                                                                   Padova recounts an exciting chapter
                                                                                                                              in the history of mathematics and reveals

                              mathematics                                                                                    a new perspective on the vibrant historical
                                                                                                                                             epoch of the Renaissance.

                                                                                                                      Sales                                                          Thomas de Padova
                                                                                                                      Selected Backlist:                                             Alles wird Zahl
                                                                                                                      Allein gegen die Schwerkraft: China (Social                    Wie sich die Mathematik
                             Thomas de Padova                                                                         Sciences Academic Press), English World                        in der Renaissance
                                                                                                                      (Bunim & Bannigan), Turkey (Zeplin Kitap)                      neu erfand
                             was born in 1965 in Neuwied am Rhein. He            • The other Renaissance:
                             studied physics and astronomy in Bonn und                                                                                                               The Rise of Numbers
                             Bologna. He was formerly the science editor for
                                                                                  a compelling portrait of an epoch                                                                  How mathematics
                             the Tagesspiegel and worked in 2014 as a jour-                                                                                                          reinvented itself in
                             nalist in residence for the History of Science at                                                                                                       the Renaissance
                             the Max-Planck-Institut. His latest publications
                                                                                 • Following the trail of Dürer,
                                                                                                                                                                                     382 pages
                             by Hanser are: Allein gegen die Schwerkraft          Da Vinci and their contemporaries                                                                  with illustrations
                             (2015) and Nonna (2018).                                                                                                                                April 2021
Fotos ©: Götz Schleser

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                                                                                                                                 JULIA SCHNETZER

                                                                                        An exciting
                                                                                        look at the
                                                                                                                                            The sea is an astonishing and enigmatic
                                                                                                                                              ecosystem. More people have walked
                                                                                                                                       on the moon than on the ocean bed. Without
                                                                                                                                       good reason, finds the science slammer and

                                                                                        ocean, its                                        marine biologist Julia Schnetzer. Because
                                                                                                                                        not only can the latest revelations about our
                                                                                                                                       environment be discovered in the immortality

                                                                                        inhabitants
                                                                                                                                            of jellyfish, the language of dolphins and
                                                                                                                                           the life cycles of underwater mosquitoes,
                                                                                                                                                           but also about us people.

                                                                                        and us people
                                                                                                                                        Julia Schnetzer’s book combines up-to-date
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CO
                                                                                                                                         research, her own experiences and an eye                           UNES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                N ations
                                                                                                                                      for the curious. The result is a fascinating and                    United f Ocean
                                                                                                                                                                                                               eo
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Decad nce
                                                                                                                                       informative dive into the oceans of the world.                         Scie
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                                                                                                                                 Sales                                                          Julia Schnetzer
                                                                                        • Endless expanses, living fossils       All rights available                                           Wenn Haie leuchten
                                  Julia Schnetzer                                        and marine viruses – welcome to                                                                        Eine Reise in die
                                  born in 1985 in Munich, has been researching                                                                                                                  geheimnisvolle Welt
                                  micro- and macro-organisms in the sea for years.       the current status of marine research                                                                  der Meeresforschung
                                  She studied biology in Cologne, at the University                                                                                                             When Sharks Glow
                                  of California in Merced and the Smithsonian                                                                                                                   in the Dark
                                  Tropical Research Institute in Panama. She            • Full of contagious enthusiasm and                                                                     A journey into the
                                  received her doctorate in marine microbiology
                                                                                         a deep understanding of the ocean                                                                      mysterious world
                                  at the Max Planck Institute in Bremen. From                                                                                                                   of oceanography
                                  2017-2020 she was the scientific coordinator of
                                  the Ocean Plastics Lab, an international travelling                                                                                                           240 pages
                                  exhibition that deals with marine pollution from
                                                                                        • Julia Schnetzer holds a doctorate                                                                     with illustrations
Foto ©: Gabriela Valdespino

                                  plastics. Julia Schnetzer lives in Bremen.             in marine biology, is an experienced                                                                   April 2021

                                                                                         speaker and trained diver

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                                                                                                                           MELANIE MÜHL

                                                                                                                                    Boredom drives us to eat salty food, and
                                                                                                                                  fear is the biggest enemy of healthy eating.
                                                                                                                                  Our emotions influence our eating habits –
                                                                                                                                   and vice versa. A healthy diet doesn’t start
                                                                                                                                 with a perfect eating plan, but with a stable,
                                                                                                                                     attentive relationship with oneself. In her
                                                                                                                               entertaining and scientifically grounded book,
                                                                                                                                 Melanie Mühl explains why it is so important
                                                                                                                               to pay attention to the way we eat. So that we
                                                                                                                              can thoroughly enjoy our food in harmony with

                          Put an end to dieting – how to eat                                                                                    our own body and well-being.

                          holistically to achieve physical
                          and mental health

                                                                                                                           Sales                                                          Melanie Mühl
                                                                                                                           Turkey (Yayinlari)                                             Das Ernährungsgefühl
                                                                                                                                                                                          How We Feel
                                                                              • How to eat healthily is always
                                                                                                                                                                                          About Food
                         Melanie Mühl                                          a topical issue, especially in the spring                                                                  What emotions have to
                         was born in 1976 in Stuttgart and grew up in                                                                                                                     do with the way we eat
                         Bayreuth. She studied German literature and
                                                                              • Comprehensively researched,                                                                               208 pages
                         journalism in Karlsruhe and Kingston, Ontario.
                                                                                                                                                                                          January 2021
                         Since October 2006 she has been an editor for         with findings from the latest studies
                         the features section of the Frankfurter Allgemeine
                         Zeitung. Her book Die Kunst des klugen Essens
                         was on the SPIEGEL bestseller list for months.       • An easy read, without being dogmatic
                                                                               and with surprising insights
Foto ©: Frank Röth

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MUSIC/POLITICS & SOCIETY/BIOGRAPHY
                                                                                                                         English sample              Selected by
                                                                                                                           translation               New books
                                                                                                                            available                in German

                                                                                                                       IGOR LEVIT • FLORIAN ZINNECKER

                                                                                                                                 Igor Levit is one of the best pianists of his
                                                                                                                              generation; his playing captivates the music
                                                                                                                           world and audiences everywhere. But his work
                                                                                                                           goes far beyond music. He speaks out against
                                                                                                                               racism, anti-Semitism and every other kind
                                                                                                                                of hatred towards people. He is committed
                                                                                                                                to climate protection. And he stands up for
                                                                                                                            democracy and protests injustice. What drives
                                                                                                                            him? Where does his energy, vehemence and
                                                                                                                            restlessness spring from – and where does he
                                                                                                                              want to go? Florian Zinnecker accompanied
                                                                                                                                 Igor Levit throughout the 2019/20 concert
                                                                                                                              season. Together they experienced a time of
                                                                                                                                   extremes. It was the year in which Levit
                            »One of the most important artists of his generation –                                             publicly condemned online hate speech, for
                                                                                                                             which he received death threats. In the same
                            a pianist who stands for resistance.« The New York Times                                         year, he played concerts from his living room
                                                                                                                                 for hundreds of thousands of listeners on
                                                                                                                                Twitter. And lastly, it was the year in which

                            »Levit defends democratic values with courage, creativity                                                 he found himself – as a pianist, artist
                                                                                                                               and citizen, public figure and as a mensch.

                            and vitality.« Christoph Heubner

                                                                                                                       Sales                                                                    Igor Levit
                           Igor Levit                                                                                  All rights available                                                     Florian Zinnecker
                           born in 1987 in Gorky, Russia (now Nizhny
                                                                                                                                                                                                Hauskonzert
                           Novgorod), moved to Germany with his family
                                                                              • The master pianist’s debut book                                                                                 Home Concert
                           when he was eight years old. He studied at the
                           Hannover Academy of Music. Most recently                                                                                                                             256 pages
                           he released recordings of all Beethoven’s                                                                                                                            March 2021
                           32 piano sonatas.                                  • Igor Levit speaks out as a musician,
                           Florian Zinnecker                                    activist and person
                           born in Bayreuth in 1984, is the deputy desk
                           manager of the weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT.
                           After studying cultural studies and politics, he   • Levit thrills his audiences in the
                           wrote for the Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin and        Elbphilharmonie and on Twitter
                           attended the Henri Nannen School of Journalism.
Foto ©: Felix Broede

                           He was awarded the Konrad Adenauer Prize for
                           his coverage of the Bayreuth Festival.

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BIOGRAPHY

                                                                                                                              JULIA KORBIK

                                                                                 »At 18,
                                                                                 I was rich
                                                                                                                                   Françoise Sagan was more than just a writer
                                                                                                                                  – she was a legend. At the tender age of 18 in
                                                                                                                                   1954, she was catapulted into the public eye
                                                                                                                                        by the phenomenal success of her debut

                                                                                 and famous.                                             novel Bonjour Tristesse. She became a
                                                                                                                                            screen for other people’s projections,
                                                                                                                                     a woman-child who lived life in the fast lane

                                                                                 I was never                                         and drank copiously. What was the price of
                                                                                                                                  her freedom? Julia Korbik writes affectionately
                                                                                                                                     and wittily about an author who, against the

                                                                                 forgiven
                                                                                                                                     backdrop of the Cold War and between the
                                                                                                                                     two waves of feminism, sought her place in
                                                                                                                                             the world. Bonjour Liberté combines
                                                                                                                                       personal and world history while showing

                                                                                 for that.«                 Françoise Sagan
                                                                                                                                   how worthwhile it is to insist — as a woman –
                                                                                                                                           on one’s freedom. But she also shows
                                                                                                                                             that this approach requires courage.

                                                                                                                              Sales                                                  Julia Korbik
                                                                                                                              All rights available                                   Bonjour Liberté
                                                                                                                                                                                     Françoise Sagan
                                                                                                                                                                                     und der Aufbruch
                            Julia Korbik                                                                                                                                             in die Freiheit
                            born in 1988, is a writer and freelance journalist                                                                                                       Françoise Sagan and
                            who lives in Berlin. Her most recent publications    • Following Oh Simone!, Julia Korbik                                                                Her Break for Freedom
                            were Stand Up. Feminism for all, Oh, Simone!
                            Warum wir de Beauvoir wieder entdecken sollen
                                                                                   has written about another icon of the                                                             304 pages
                                                                                                                                                                                     March 2021
                            and How to be a Girl. Strak, frei und ganz dir         French literary scene: Françoise Sagan
                            selbst. julia.korbik.com, on Twitter: FrauKorbik
                            and on Instagram
Foto ©: Paula Winkler

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C U LT U R E & H I S T O R Y

                                                                                                                                    JOCHEN HÖRISCH

                                                                                                                                           They grip and feel, caress and hit. We wave
                                                                                                                                        them to welcome people and use them to sign
                                                                                                                                           contracts. No part of our body is as versatile
                                                                                                                                              as our hands. Their prominent role in our
                                                                                                                                              lives is evident in everyday language: we
                                                                                                                                          ›take something in hand‹, we cannot dismiss
                                                                                                                                            something ›out of hand‹ and we see a goal
                                                                                                                                           ›within hand’s reach‹ – if we don’t have ‘two
                                                                                                                                         left hands’ at least. Jochen Hörisch shows us
                                                                                                                                            a whole variety of hands that can be found
                                                                                                                                          throughout literature and the history of ideas.
                                                                                                                                             Perhaps it is no coincidence that the most
                                                                                                                                            famous figure in German literature is called
                                                                                                                                        Faust (›fist‹ in English). Generations of people
                                                                                                                                        before us have felt ›saved by the hand of God‹

                                        From Goethe’s Faust to a »handball«                                                                and today, many trust the ›invisible hand‹ of
                                                                                                                                        the market. Each era has its own associations

                                        in soccer, this is a cultural history
                                                                                                                                        with hands – and as we enter a period in history
                                                                                                                                            when machines are becoming increasingly
                                                                                                                                                 voice-controlled, this says a great deal

                                        from an unusual new angle                                                                                 about the change we are undergoing.

                                                                                                                                    Sales                                                            Jochen Hörisch
                                                                                                                                    All rights available                                             Hände
                                                                                          • Our hands are tools and                                                                                  Hands
                                                                                                                                                                                                     A cultural history
                                       Jochen Hörisch                                      sensory organs in one
                                                                                                                                                                                                     304 pages
                                       born in 1951, was formerly Professor of Modern
                                                                                                                                                                                                     with illustrations
                                       German Studies and Media Analysis at the
                                                                                          • In the history of art and literature,                                                                    January 2021
                                       University of Mannheim. He is a member of
                                       several academies and lives near Mannheim.          hands play a central role
                                       His most recent novel published by Hanser Verlag
                                       was Tauschen, sprechen, begehren. Eine Kritik
                                       der unreinen Vernunft (Edition Akzente, 2011).     • An unusual new angle on the
Foto: Alfred Gerold/ © vaf-foto

                                                                                           history of civilisation and culture

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PHILOSOPHY

                                                                                                                                         KONRAD PAUL LIESSMANN

                                                                                                                                                 The central questions of human life within
                                                                                                                                                     the twelve midnight bells: Nietzsche’s
                                                                                                                                            »O man! Take heed!« explores the deep voids
                                                                                                                                                 of humankind, the unconscious depths of
                                                                                                                                                  our feelings and affects, and the tension
                                                                                                                                                     between pain and lust, life and death,
                                                                                                                                                            which has become unbearable.
                                                                                                                                               Konrad Paul Liessmann shows how central
                                                                                                                                                 this mysterious text is for our political and
                                                                                                                                              cultural self-image by continuing Nietzsche’s

                                           »Liessmann thinks, and he thinks                                                                   school of thought and figures of speech into
                                                                                                                                              the present and our lives in a surprising and
                                                                                                                                               provocative way – from midnight to eternity.

                                           out loud; and there is no one in our
                                           country I would prefer to listen to.«
                                                     									                                                       Michael Köhlmeier

                                                                                                                                         Sales                                                   Konrad Paul Liessmann
                                                                                                                                         Selected Backlist:                                      Alle Lust will Ewigkeit
                                                                                                                                         Theorie der Unbildung: Czech Republic (Academia),       Mitternächtliche
                                          Konrad Paul Liessmann                                                                          Croatia (Jesenski i Turk), Japan (Hosei),               Versuchungen
                                          born 1953 in Villach, is professor emeritus of                                                 Korea (HanulMPlus), Serbia (Karpos Books),              All Joy Wants Eternity
                                          Philosophy at the University of Vienna. Last       • Twelve central questions from             Macedonian (Templum)                                    Midnight Temptations
                                          published by Zsolnay: Geisterstunde. Die Praxis                                                Bildung als Provokation: Croatia (Skolska Knjiga),      320 pages
                                                                                              Nietzsche’s Zarathustra, brought up        Czech Republic (Academia), France (Dunod/
                                          der Unbildung (2014) and Bildung als Provokation                                                                                                       April 2021
                                          (2017) and together Michael Köhlmeier: Wer          to date by one of the most important       Armand Colin), Latvia (Janis Roze)
                                          hat dir gesagt, dass du nackt bist, Adam?           German-language philosophers
Foto ©: www.corn.at/Zsolnay Verlag

                                          Mythologisch-philosophische Verführungen
                                          (Hanser 2016).

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POLITICS & SOCIETY

                                                                                                                             STEFAN WEIDNER

                                                                                                                                    Our present began on 11 September 2001.
                                                                                                                                    The world we live in today has its origins in
                                                                                                                                  Ground Zero: the end of the USA as the sole
                                                                                                                                      world power, Guantanamo prison and the
                                                                                                                                       confrontation between the West and the
                                                                                                                                Islamic world; this has led to refugees escaping
                                                                                                                                    the wars in the Middle East, and the rise of
                                                                                                                                populism and nationalism. Has Bin Laden in fact
                                                                                                                                  won and knocked the West’s self-assurance?
                                                                                                                                           Isn’t it time to rethink our worldview?
                                                                                                                                     For Stefan Weidner, an expert on the Arab
                                                                                                                                 world and a knowledgeable observer of global
                                                                                                                                politics, the story of 9/11 will only end when we
                                                                                                                                 say goodbye to our images of the enemy from

                             We are living in the era of 9/11 –                                                                          the past 20 years. Only then can the
                                                                                                                                    existential problems of humanity – such as
                                                                                                                                   climate change – be shifted to the top of the

                             and we have to rethink our view                                                                      global political agenda. During the pandemic,
                                                                                                                                      of all things, we now have an opportunity
                                                                                                                                                 to undo disastrous paradigms.

                             of the world

                                                                                                                             Sales                                                        Stefan Weidner
                                                                                                                             Arab World (Al-Kamel)                                        Ground Zero
                            Stefan Weidner                                      • Terrorism, civil wars and migration:
                                                                                                                                                                                          9/11 and the Birth
                            born in 1967, studied Islamic studies, philosophy    the aftermath of 9/11 continues                                                                          of the Present
                            and German in Göttingen, Damascus, Berkeley
                            and Bonn. From 2001–2016 he was editor-in-chief      to determine our present times                                                                           256 pages
                                                                                                                                                                                          January 2021
                            of the cultural magazine Art & Thought/Fikrun
                            wa Fann. He has received the Clemens Brentano
                            Prize, the Johann Heinrich Voss Prize, and the
                                                                                • Our fixation on divisive crises distorts
                            Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation and Interna-      our view of the collective challenges
                            tional Understanding for his work. Stefan Weidner
                                                                                 humanity faces
                            lives in Cologne. In 2018 Hanser published his
                            book Jenseits des Westens. Für ein neues
                            kosmopolitisches Denken.
Foto: Stefan Weidner

                                                                                • 9/11 twenty years on

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                                                                                                                              FLORIAN WERNER

                                »Rest stops
                                are magical                                                                                            German motorway rest stops have more
                                                                                                                                 visitors a year than the Cologne Cathedral, the
                                                                                                                                        Brandenburg Gate and the Oktoberfest

                                places –                                                                                           combined. Especially in a nation of motorists
                                                                                                                                       like Germany, they are some of the most
                                                                                                                                                important monuments we have.

                                and this
                                                                                                                                     Florian Werner takes a closer look at these
                                                                                                                                       unloved places. He talks to truck drivers,
                                                                                                                                        homeless people and motorway police.
                                                                                                                                     He meets a rest-stop owner who loves the

                                is a magical                                                                                       noise of the motorway, learns from a botanist
                                                                                                                                 how to live off the plants at the edge of the car
                                                                                                                                         park, and develops a philosophy about

                                book.«                                                                                               Sanifair washrooms. The result is a loving,
                                                                                                                                          comical and very personal homage to
                                                                                                                                         a place that is far more fascinating and
                                Saša Stanišić
                                                                                                                                                    complex than its reputation.

                                Florian Werner, born in Berlin in 1971, writes                                                Sales                                                       Florian Werner
                                narrative non-fiction and prose, teaches at various                                           Selected backlist:                                          Die Raststätte
                                universities and works for radio. His works, inclu-                                           Dunkle Materie: Poland (Czarne), Spain (Tusquets)           Eine Liebeserklärung
                                ding Die Kuh. Leben, Werk und Wirkung, have                                                   Die Kuh: English World (Greystone), Japan                   Motorway Rest Stops
                                been translated into numerous languages and           • Florian Werner shows that motorway    (Toyo Shorin)                                               A testimony of love
                                have received numerous awards. Most recently
                                                                                       service stations are more than just                                                                192 pages
                                he published Der Weg des geringsten Widerstands
                                                                                       places to rest and refuel                                                                          with photographs
                                and, together with his wife Svenja Flaßpöhler,
                                Zur Welt kommen. Elternschaft als philosophisches                                                                                                         by Christian Werner
                                Abenteuer. He lives with his family in Berlin.                                                                                                            February 2021

                                Christian Werner, works as a photographer for         • A homage to a place we pass through
                                numerous national and international magazines
                                                                                       and the people who work in them
                                such as 032c, SSENSE, Zeit Magazin and Numé-
Foto ©: Christian Werner

                                ro. His most recent publications are Stillleben BRD
                                (2016), Die Blüten der Stadt Los Angeles, (2018)
                                and Everything So Democratic and Cool (2019).

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                                                                                                                                  SUSANNE SCHMIDT

                                                                                                                                          As a bus driver in Berlin, Susanne Schmidt
                                                                                                                                          has seen everything: from engine failure on
                                                                                                                                         the first day, to bomb threats and impromptu
                                                                                                                                                parties aboard her double-decker. But
                                                                                                                                           she wouldn’t change it for the world. She’s
                                                                                                                                               always free, on the road and the king –
                                                                                                                                                             or queen – of the streets.
                                                                                                                                                This book is a testimony of love to the
                                                                                                                                              heroes of public transport, where funny
                                                                                                                                           situations can tip into madness, the demo-
                                                                                                                                               graphics change at every stop, nothing

                                     The wild world
                                                                                                                                         bigger than a ten-euro note can be changed
                                                                                                                                         and, occasionally, even a fox climbs aboard.

                                     of public transport

                                                                                                                                  Sales                                                        Susanne Schmidt
                                                                                          • With delightful humour, the author    All rights available                                         Machen Sie mal zügig
                                                                                           writes about the years she has                                                                      die Mitteltür frei
                                    Susanne Schmidt                                                                                                                                            Eine Berliner
                                                                                           spent behind the wheel of a Berlin
                                    was born in 1960 on the outskirts of the Ruhr and                                                                                                          Busfahrerin erzählt
                                    moved to Berlin in 1976. Over the years, she has       double-decker                                                                                       Stand Clear
                                    worked as a preschool teacher, screenwriter, city                                                                                                          of the Doors
                                                                                                                                                                                               Stories from a Berlin
                                    guide, doorwoman and social-media manager.            • »Women can’t drive« –
                                    And because middle-aged women are highly                                                                                                                   Bus Driver
                                    stress-resistant, rarely get pregnant and cause
                                                                                           a fight against everyday prejudice
                                                                                                                                                                                               224 pages
                                    the fewest accidents, she eventually finds her per-                                                                                                        March 2021
                                                                                          • Reading this book will make you
Foto ©: Alexandre Sladkevich

                                    fect job as a bus driver.

                                                                                           look at the next bus driver you meet
                                                                                           in a different light

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                                                                                                                        BENNO GAMMERL

                                                                                                                           From secret liaisons and Germany’s Paragraph
                                                                                                                              175 to Christopher Street Day and same-sex
                                                                                                                                marriage, the path of gay and lesbian life in
                                                                                                                              Germany has been a rocky one, and remains

                                                                               The first account                                 less straightforward than our vision of libe-
                                                                                                                                 ralisation would suggest. Benno Gammerl
                                                                                                                                    presents the first comprehensive history

                                                                               of gay and lesbian                                  of homosexuality in the Federal Republic
                                                                                                                                       of Germany, while throwing new light

                                                                               life in Germany
                                                                                                                                           on the country’s post-war history.
                                                                                                                               In Feeling Different, he vividly describes the
                                                                                                                              social and personal lives of gay people since
                                                                                                                              the 1950s, letting numerous men and women
                                                                                                                             have their say. Through oral history, Gammerl
                                                                                                                               creates an intense atmosphere in his writing
                                                                                                                                   that he combines with original historical
                                                                                                                                    analysis. A true-to-life, insightful look at
                                                                                                                                    a compelling history that has been paid
                                                                                                                                       little attention by historians until now.

                                                                                                                        Sales                                                           Benno Gammerl
                                                                                                                        All rights available                                            anders fühlen
                                                                               • The first book to deal with
                                                                                                                                                                                        Schwules und
                            Benno Gammerl                                       a forgotten chapter in German history                                                                   lesbisches Leben in
                            is a historian who specialises in the history
                                                                                                                                                                                        der Bundesrepublik
                            of empires, the history of emotions and research
                                                                                                                                                                                        Eine Emotionsgeschichte
                            on queer life in Germany. After periods spent
                            at the Max Planck Institute for Educational
                                                                               • Emotions can change the world:                                                                         Feeling Different
                                                                                                                                                                                        Gay and lesbian life
                            Research in Berlin and Goldsmiths College in        a new perspective on the history
                            London, he will be teaching as a professor of                                                                                                               in the Federal Republic
                            History of Gender and Sexuality at the European     of the Federal Republic of Germany                                                                      of Germany
                            University Institute in Florence from 2021. He                                                                                                              A history of emotions
                            has received several awards for his research.                                                                                                               400 pages
                            Feeling Different is his non-fiction debut.        • Vividly told in the form
                                                                                                                                                                                        with illustrations
                                                                                of numerous interviews
Foto ©: F. K. Schulz

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BACKLIST HIGHLIGHTS

»Without mincing her words, she
      passes on everything you need
  to know about the bladder.«                        Noch ganz dicht?

     »This ›science thriller‹ examines one of the
      oldest relationships in history and presents it
            in an extremely exciting way.« Der Hund und sein Mensch

»This book is a breakthrough -
               and a brilliant essay that has both
        literary quality and political power.«        Sprache und Sein

     »Rebhandl has mastered the art
       of the pithy sentence.«                    Jean Luc Godard Biografie

»Written with great fondness for storytelling and
   therefore strongly recommended reading.«

     »Able to talk about everything.«
     									                                      Das große Welttheater

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N AT U R E & S C I E N C E

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                                                                                                                                                        BIRGIT BULLA

                                                                                                            A better bladder                                Did you know that your bladder, just like your
                                                                                                                                                            skin, reflects your emotional health? That the

                                                                                                            will help you feel                                    male urethra is eight inches long, while
                                                                                                                                                                 the female urethra is only five to seven?
                                                                                                                                                              But until a few years ago, medical research

                                                                                                            better too                                        only looked at the male body? That we hold
                                                                                                                                                             our breath when we pee and two sphincters
                                                                                                                                                                                     control our bladders?
                                                                                                                                                             The bladder is a special and complex organ
                                                                                                                                                                 that is shrouded in ignorance. In a fresh,
                                                                                                                                                              direct style, Birgit Bulla’s book explores the
                                                                                                                                                                biggest problem area for women’s health.
                                                                                                                                                                 Because you can only take care of your
                                                                                                                                                                           body if you know how it works.

                                                                                                                                                        Sales                                                         Birgit Bulla
                                                                                                                                                        English World (Scribe), Italy (Punto d’incontro),             Noch ganz dicht?
                                                                                                                                                        Korea (Open Books), Norway (Manuskript Forlag),               Alles Wissenswerte
                                                        Birgit Bulla
                                                                                                            • Birgit Bulla breaks down the most
                                                                                                                                                        Russia (Eksmo)                                                über die Blase
                                                        lives in Munich and works as a freelance editor      crucial problem zone (for women)                                                                         Home and dry?
                                                        for various magazines. Out of the blue in her
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      208 pages with
                                                        mid-twenties, she developed an irritable bladder.
                                                                                                            • What we always wanted to know                                                                           illustrations
                                                        The response to her blog, pinkelbelle.de, shows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      September 2020
Foto ©: Katja Brömer, Illustrationen: © Annette Bulla

                                                        that she’s far from alone. Today she knows           about our bladder but never dared to ask
                                                        everything about our sensitive, beautiful organ.
                                                        And it comes as no surprise: Bulla is, after all,
                                                        the Latin word for bladder.                         • With numerous illustrations by
                                                        pinkelbelle.de, on Instagram:@pinkelbelle
                                                                                                             Birgit Bulla’s twin sister Annette Bulla
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                                                                                                                                                JOSEF H. REICHHOLF

                                                                                                                                                         They once lived freely like wolves – they
                                                                                                                                                       were wolves. At some point, however, they
                                                                                                                                                    became closer to people. Ten thousand gene-
                                                                                                                                                        rations later they have evolved into dogs,
                                                                                                                                                             special creatures that are our mirror.
                                                                                                                                                       Josef Reichholf explores one of the oldest
                                                                                                                                                     relationships in human history: the friendship
                                                                                                                                                       between dog and human. In a style typical
                                                                                                                                                     of his scientific prose, he combines personal
                                                                                                                                                      stories with current research on the biology
                                                                                                                                                     and evolution of the dog. Were wolves really
                                                                                                                                                   domesticated by humans – or did dogs evolve
                                                                                                                                                    by themselves? How can the special relation-
                                                                                                                                                    ship between dogs and humans, a pet owned
                                                                                                                                                     by nearly 10 million households in Germany,
                                                                                                                                                    be explained? Entertaining and with professi-
                                                                                                                                                         onal expertise, Reichholf goes in search
                                                                                                                                                         of answers and reveals some fascinating
                                                                                                                                                        facts for all those who want to understand
                                                                                                                                                           their dog and themselves a little better.
                                                   From enemy to best friend:
                                                   how the dog became a human companion

                                                                                                                                                Sales                                                         Josef H. Reichholf
                                                                                                                                                Italy (Aboca), Netherlands (Harper Collins NL)                Der Hund und
                                                                                                       • Astonishing facts about                                                                              sein Mensch
                                                  Josef H. Reichholf                                    the animal closest to us                                                                              Wie der Wolf sich
                                                  was born in 1945, is an evolutionary biologist and                                                                                                          und uns domestizierte
                                                  ecologist, was the former head of the vertebrate                                                                                                            Dogs and Their Humans
                                                  department of the Zoological State Collection Mu-
                                                                                                       • An original natural history book by                                                                  How the Wolf Domesti-
                                                                                                                                                                                                              cated Itself and Us
                                                  nich and has taught ecology and nature conserva-      bestselling author Josef H. Reichholf
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                                                  tion at the Technical University Munich. His most                                                                                                           208 pages
                                                  recent publications were Schmetterlinge. Warum                                                                                                              August 2020
Fotos ©: Jürgen Bauer Pictures/iStock/

                                                  sie verschwinden und was das für uns bedeutet        • Exciting and practical knowledge for
                                                  (2018) and Das Leben der Eichhörnchen (2019).         everyone who wants to understand
                                                                                                        their dog and themselves better
POLITICS & SOCIETY

                                                                                                                                                                                                            On the SPIEGEL
                                                                                                                                                                                                             bestseller list

                                                                                                                              KÜBRA GÜMÜŞAY
                                                                                 Kübra Gümüşay
                                                                                                                                   Language opens up the world and diminishes

                                                                                 is one of the most                                it at the same time. But as a society, how can
                                                                                                                                     we talk about our problems without fuelling

                                                                                 important new
                                                                                                                                          the hate of the Far Right – respectfully,
                                                                                                                                 benevolently, without fear of making mistakes?
                                                                                                                                                       How can we speak freely?

                                                                                 political voices.                                        This book is driven by a strong desire:
                                                                                                                                  for a language that does not reduce people to
                                                                                                                                   categories. For a way of speaking that allows

                                                                                 Her book is a coup:                                     them to exist in all their facets. For truly
                                                                                                                                         communal thinking in a polarised world.

                                                                                 for a language
                                                                                                                                       For some time now, Kübra Gümüşay has
                                                                                                                                      been fighting for equality and discourse at
                                                                                                                                    eye level. In her first book she explores how

                                                                                 that liberates                                   language shapes our thinking and determines
                                                                                                                                    our politics. She shows how people become
                                                                                                                                   invisible as individuals when they are always

                                                                                 people from their                                seen as part of a group – and are only allowed
                                                                                                                                        to express themselves as such. But how

                                                                                 prescribed roles
                                                                                                                                    can people really speak as themselves? And
                                                                                                                                  how can we all – in these times of increasingly
                                                                                                                                               harsh and hate-filled discourses –
                                                                                                                                      communicate differently with one another?

                                                                                                                              Sales                                                          Kübra Gümüşay
                        Kübra Gümüşay                                                                                         English World (Profile), Italy (Fandango)                      Sprache und Sein
                        born in 1988, is one of the most influential intellec-                                                                                                               Language and Being
                        tuals and political activists in Germany. She studied
                                                                                                                                                                                             208 pages
                        political science in Hamburg and at the London           • Calling for a new, free way of speaking:
                                                                                                                                                                                             January 2020
                        School of Oriental and African Studies. In 2011, her
                                                                                  about the real problems in our
                        blog Ein Fremdwörterbuch was nominated for the
                        Grimme Online Award. She was a columnist for the          society today
                        tageszeitung and has given several TEDx talks.
                        The campaign #ausnahmslos, which she founded
                        in 2016, was awarded the Clara Zetkin Women’s            • One of the most important
                        Award. Her core concerns are racism, feminism,            political books of the year
                        online culture, and questions of social diversity.
Foto ©: Paula Winkler

                        After many years in Oxford, she now lives back
                        in Hamburg with her husband and son.
BIOGRAPHY

                                                                                                                          BERT REBHANDL

                            »Like few
                            others in film                                                                                          In 1960, he was the biggest pop star of
                                                                                                                                cinema: the premiere of »Breathless« (with

                            journalism,
                                                                                                                               Jean Seberg and Jean-Paul Belmondo) took
                                                                                                                                   place. The following year his wedding to
                                                                                                                              Anna Karina featured on the covers of glossy

                            Rebhandl has                                                                                        magazines, and his films attracted all kinds
                                                                                                                               of hipsters before the term was widely used.
                                                                                                                               Then came 1968, and for Jean-Luc Godard,

                            mastered the                                                                                       a process of permanent cinematic revolution
                                                                                                                                     began, one that has caused a stir and

                            art of the pithy
                                                                                                                                 material for debate to the present day. His
                                                                                                                                 thought-provoking imagery puts him on an
                                                                                                                                   intellectual par with Jean-Paul Sartre. In

                            sentence.«                                                                                          this book, the story of Godard’s exciting life
                                                                                                                                   and his cinematic work are told together.
                            Christoph Haas, Süddeutsche Zeitung                                                                               A unique European figure in a
                                                                                                                                      long-overdue comprehensive volume.

                                                                                                                          Sales                                                  Bert Rebhandl
                                                                                                                          English World (Wisconsin University Press)             Jean-Luc Godard
                                                                                                                                                                                 Der permanente
                           Bert Rebhandl                                                                                                                                         Revolutionär
                                                                              • Last living director of the French                                                               Jean-Luc Godard
                           born 1964 in Upper Austria, is one of the most
                           distinguished German-language film critics. He      nouvelle vague                                                                                    The Permanent
                           writes mainly for the Frankfurter Allgemeine                                                                                                          Revolutionary
                           Zeitung and the Standard. He has produced                                                                                                             288 pages
                           books about Orson Welles, the Western (as an       • Icon of European cinema                                                                          October 2020
                           editor), the TV series Seinfeld and The Third
                           Man. The Rediscovery of a Classic Film. He lives
                           in Berlin.                                         • Glamorous and politically controversial
Foto ©: Matthias Lüdecke
C U LT U R E & H I S T O R Y

                                                                                                                                     PHILIPP BLOM
                                                                                        »Philipp Blom is able
                                                                                        to talk about everything
                                                                                        under the sun in a
                                                                                        meaningful, profound way,                         We live in the best of all worlds: never before
                                                                                                                                          has there been so much peace, never before
                                                                                        and his wealth of know-                           have we been so rich, so safe. These are the
                                                                                                                                         stories we tell ourselves. But what if they don’t
                                                                                        ledge and curiosity make                             correspond to reality? What if democracies
                                                                                                                                         crumble, hatred between social groups grows,
                                                                                        him interesting to listen to.«                         economic growth stagnates, the threat of
                                                                                                                                                       a climate catastrophe increases?
                                                                                        Oliver vom Hove, Die Presse
                                                                                                                                           In his expansive essay, Philipp Blom argues
                                                                                                                                            that the West may be in a crisis because of,
                                                                                                                                        and not despite, peace and prosperity. Nothing
                                                                                        »Written with great                              in our past has prepared us for this. The signs
                                                                                                                                         are there that a storm lies ahead, and that the
                                                                                        fondness for storytelling                           struggle for the future will also be a struggle
                                                                                                                                                 between narratives, before all eyes, on
                                                                                        and therefore strongly                                            the stage of the global theatre.

                                                                                        recommended reading.« Freitag

                                                                                                                                     Sales                                                             Philipp Blom
                                                                                                                                     Italy (Marsilio), Netherlands (Bezige Bij),                       Das große Welttheater
                                  Philipp Blom                                                                                       Spain (Anagrama)                                                  Von der Macht der
                                  born in 1970 in Hamburg, studied philosophy,                                                                                                                         Vorstellungskraft in
                                  history and Jewish studies in Vienna and Oxford.                                                                                                                     Zeiten des Umbruchs
                                  He lives in Vienna and writes regularly for Euro-    • A historically substantiated analysis                                                                         The Great
                                  pean and American magazines and newspapers.
                                                                                        of current-day upheavals                                                                                       Global Theatre
                                  He is the winner of numerous awards. Also publis-                                                                                                                    About the Power
                                  hed by Hanser: Der taumelnde Kontinent. Europa                                                                                                                       of Imagination in
                                  1900-1914 (2009), Die zerrissenen Jahre. 1918-       • New ideas for our lives in times of                                                                           Times of Upheaval
                                  1938 (2014), Was auf dem Spiel steht (2017) und        democratic crisis and climate catastrophe                                                                     160 pages
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                                  Eine italienische Reise (2018). Bei Sturm am Meer
                                                                                                                                                                                                       April 2020
                                  was published by Zsolnay in 2016. Further informa-
                                  tion can be found at www.philipp-blom.eu
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