Tuesday, March 5, 2013

New Books in German


A Selection from Austria, Germany and Switzerland


Summer Lies
Bernhard Schlink
Translated by Carole Brown Janeway
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
‘The author of the international bestseller
The Reader returns with a stunning collection of stories about the mysteries of the human heart. Tender yet unsentimental, achingly personal but utterly universal, Summer Lies asks what it means to love, to deceive and ultimately, what it is to be human.’
– Sophie Buchan, Editor

The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books
Walter Moers
Translated by John Brownjohn
Harvill Secker
‘From the bestselling author of The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear, an extraordinary new Zamonian adventure.
The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books picks up the story of Zamonia’s greatest living author, Optimus Yardspinner. Lured to Bookholm, the City of Dreaming Books, by a cryptic missive, he once again encounters monsters galore and is drawn into an irresistible maelstrom of events …’
– Fran Barrie, Harvill Secker

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