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Books That Travel 2021

These outstanding German books in translation will travel to book fairs all over the world–when so many of us are keeping our distance and staying close to home, we can still travel through these books.

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Inventory of Losses

Inventory of Losses

A beautiful evocation of twelve lost treasures—a painting, a species of tiger, a villa in Rome, an island in the...

A beautiful evocation of twelve lost treasures—a painting, a species of tiger, a villa in Rome, an island in the Pacific—that, open mesmerizing new vistas of how to think about extinction and loss.

Publisher:
Topic:
Fiction
ISBN:
978-0-8112-2963-0
Author:
Judith Schalansky, Jackie Smith
Pages:
224
Format:
12.7 x 2.29 x 20.83
Price:
€ 23.00
Rights sold to:
United Kingdom
Count Luna

Count Luna

At once a chase novel, black comedy, and softly keening death song, Count Luna starts off at a gallop and...

At once a chase novel, black comedy, and softly keening death song, Count Luna starts off at a gallop and accelerates into warp speed. First published in 1955, this darkly comedic mystery novel can now be rediscovered by English readers.

Publisher:
Topic:
Fiction
ISBN:
978-0-8112-2961-6
Author:
Alexander Lernet-Holenia, Jane B. Greene
Pages:
192
Format:
13.21 x 1.27 x 20.57
Price:
€ 16.00
Rights sold to:
United Kingdom
Europe Against the Jews

Europe Against the Jews: 1880-1945

From the award-winning historian of the Holocaust: the first book to move beyond Germany’s singular crime to the collaboration of...

From the award-winning historian of the Holocaust: the first book to move beyond Germany’s singular crime to the collaboration of Europe as a whole.

Publisher:
Topic:
Non-fiction
ISBN:
978-1-250-78764-4
Author:
Goetz Aly, Jefferson Chase
Pages:
400
Format:
16.36 x 3.25 x 24.31
Price:
€ 26.00
Rights sold to:
United Kingdom
The Hungry and the Fat

The Hungry and the Fat

A devastating, close-to-the-knuckle satire about the haves and have-nots in our divided world by the author of the international bestseller...

A devastating, close-to-the-knuckle satire about the haves and have-nots in our divided world by the author of the international bestseller Look Who’s Back.

Publisher:
Topic:
Fiction
ISBN:
978-1-5294-0056-4
Author:
Timur Vermes, Jamie Bulloch
Pages:
400
Format:
14.61 x 4.45 x 22.23
Price:
€ 12.90
Rights sold to:
United Kingdom
The Sweet Indifference of the World

The Sweet Indifference of the World

Peter Stamm exposes a fundamental human yearning: to beat life's mysteries by forcing answers on questions that have yet to...

Peter Stamm exposes a fundamental human yearning: to beat life's mysteries by forcing answers on questions that have yet to be fully asked.

Publisher:
Topic:
Fiction
ISBN:
978-1-78378-573-5
Author:
Peter Stamm, Michael Hofmann
Pages:
123
Price:
€ 13.00
Rights sold to:
United Kingdom
dark-satellites

Dark Satellites

International Booker-longlisted author Clemens Meyer returns with a striking collection of stories about marginal characters in contemporary Germany – as...

International Booker-longlisted author Clemens Meyer returns with a striking collection of stories about marginal characters in contemporary Germany – as dark as beautiful.

Publisher:
Topic:
Fiction
ISBN:
978-1-913097-13-4
Author:
Clemens Meyer, Katy Darbyshire
Pages:
221
Format:
12.7 x 1.78 x 19.56
Price:
€ 11.00
Rights sold to:
United Kingdom
grove

Grove

“Grove is a story of an existence stilled by loss, but the promise of life, and with it renewal and...

“Grove is a story of an existence stilled by loss, but the promise of life, and with it renewal and hope, pulses gently but steadily at its heart.” Financial Times. Winner of the 2018 Leipzig Book Prize.

Publisher:
Topic:
Fiction
ISBN:
978-1-945492-38-9
Author:
Esther Kinsky
Pages:
280
Price:
€ 24.00
Rights sold to:
United Kingdom
Microliths They Are, Little Stones

Microliths They Are, Little Stones

This volume brings together the celebrated poet Paul Celan’s multifaceted but comparatively unknown achievements as a writer of prose. ...

This volume brings together the celebrated poet Paul Celan’s multifaceted but comparatively unknown achievements as a writer of prose.

Publisher:
Topic:
Fiction
ISBN:
978-1-940625-36-2
Author:
Paul Celan, Pierre Joris
Pages:
330
Format:
15.19 x 1.88 x 22.91
Price:
€ 48.00
Rights sold to:
United States
pine islands

Pine Islands

Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019 – a charming, playful, profound tale of lost souls in search of...

Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019 – a charming, playful, profound tale of lost souls in search of transformation in modern Japan.

Publisher:
Topic:
Fiction
ISBN:
978-1-55245-401-5
Author:
Marion Poschmann, Jen Calleja
Pages:
160
Price:
€ 20.00
Rights sold to:
Canada
The Train Mouse

The Train Mouse

When Nibbles, an inquisitive young mouse, scampers onto a waiting train at the local station, little does he know he...

When Nibbles, an inquisitive young mouse, scampers onto a waiting train at the local station, little does he know he is about to be swept along on a cross-country adventure. How will he find his way back home?

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-1-78344-958-3
Author:
Uwe Timm
Illustrator:
Axel Scheffler
Pages:
112
Format:
15.2 x 20 x 1.2 cm
Age:
7+
Price:
€ 7.95
Rights sold to:
United States
Little Wolves

The Little Wolves

A journey of discovery through the nocturnal forest. Svenja Herrmann’s beautifully written story is complemented by magical illustrations from Józef...

A journey of discovery through the nocturnal forest. Svenja Herrmann’s beautifully written story is complemented by magical illustrations from Józef Wilkon.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-0-7358-4397-4
Author:
Svenja Herrmann
Illustrator:
Józef Wilkon
Pages:
40
Format:
21.59 x 1.02 x 27.94
Age:
4+
Price:
€ 15.00
Rights sold to:
United States
The magical bookshop

The magical bookshop

What do you do when your best friend moves away? Clara takes comfort in her favourite place: Mrs Owl’s bookshop....

What do you do when your best friend moves away? Clara takes comfort in her favourite place: Mrs Owl’s bookshop. Surrounded by books that spring to life, a rhyming cat and mounds of cinnamon buns, Clara never feels alone.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-1-78607-566-6
Author:
Katja Frixe
Illustrator:
Florentine Prechtel
Pages:
176
Format:
12.95 x 1.65 x 19.81
Age:
8+
Price:
€ 13.00
Rights sold to:
United States
A Castle in the Clouds

A Castle in the Clouds

Witty and charming, bestselling author Kerstin Gier's contemporary young adult novel follows a girl as she navigates secrets, romance, and...

Witty and charming, bestselling author Kerstin Gier's contemporary young adult novel follows a girl as she navigates secrets, romance, and danger in an aging grand hotel in Switzerland.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-1-250-30019-5
Author:
Kerstin Gier
Pages:
336
Format:
14.25 x 3.18 x 21.84
Age:
12-17
Price:
€ 20.00
Rights sold to:
United States
Have you seen Matilda?

Have you seen Matilda?

Where can Matilda Mouse be? Edwin Elephant can't find her … Kids will love this adorably illustrated story about a...

Where can Matilda Mouse be? Edwin Elephant can't find her … Kids will love this adorably illustrated story about a sweet friendship with a funny, surprise ending.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-1-910716-90-8
Author:
Eva Muszynski
Pages:
32
Format:
24.46 x 24.46 cm
Age:
2-4
Price:
€ 8.95
Rights sold to:
United States
Little Bear's Treasures

Little Bear's Treasures

A book to inspire children to look for treasures in the great outdoors, where everyday objects take on new, magical...

A book to inspire children to look for treasures in the great outdoors, where everyday objects take on new, magical meanings with a little imagination. Poetic, affectionate, funny, and captivatingly illustrated, a treasure itself.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-1-77164-653-6
Author:
Stella Dreis
Pages:
36
Format:
25.91 x 1.52 x 26.16
Age:
4+
Price:
€ 18.00
Rights sold area:
World English
Peter and the Tree Children

Peter and the Tree Children

This environmentally conscious picture book, written by acclaimed author and forester Peter Wohlleben, brings the majesty of The Hidden Life...

This environmentally conscious picture book, written by acclaimed author and forester Peter Wohlleben, brings the majesty of The Hidden Life of Trees to the youngest of readers.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-1-77164-457-0
Author:
Peter Wohlleben
Illustrator:
Stefanie Reich
Pages:
40
Format:
21.59 x 1.27 x 28.45
Age:
4-6
Price:
€ 15.99
Rights sold area:
World English
Leo's Monster

Leo's Monster

Marcus Pfister, best-selling author and illustrator of Rainbow Fish, tells a hilarious story of mystery, suspense, and just a hint...

Marcus Pfister, best-selling author and illustrator of Rainbow Fish, tells a hilarious story of mystery, suspense, and just a hint of scariness.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-0-7358-4417-9
Author:
Markus Pfister
Pages:
32
Age:
4+
Price:
€ 15.00
Rights sold to:
United States
Hans Christian Andersen: The Story of his life

Hans Christian Andersen

The Journey of his life

A sensitive portrait of Andersen and his literary work, with illustrations combining the beautiful art of a picture book with...

A sensitive portrait of Andersen and his literary work, with illustrations combining the beautiful art of a picture book with elements of a graphic novel. A moving, inventive fairy tale about the life of Hans Christian Andersen.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-0-7358-4388-2
Author:
Heinz Janisch
Illustrator:
Maja Kastelic
Pages:
56
Age:
4+
Price:
€ 16.00
Rights sold to:
United States
Ida

Ida

And The World Beyond Mount Kaiserzipf

With expressive colors, dynamic shapes, and a simple but evocative text, Schwalbe’s debut picture book is a joyful tribute to...

With expressive colors, dynamic shapes, and a simple but evocative text, Schwalbe’s debut picture book is a joyful tribute to Ida Pfeiffer, one of the first female explorers to travel around the world.

Publisher:
Topic:
Children’s/young adult book
ISBN:
978-0-7358-4420-9
Author:
Linda Schwalbe
Pages:
64
Format:
24.13 x 1.02 x 31.12
Age:
5+
Price:
€ 18.00
Rights sold to:
United States
Cox, or The Course of Time

Cox

or The Course of Time

The emperor of China invites the famous eighteenth-century clockmaker Alister Cox to his court in Beijing. A virtuoso demonstration that...

The emperor of China invites the famous eighteenth-century clockmaker Alister Cox to his court in Beijing. A virtuoso demonstration that storytelling alone can truly conquer time.

Publisher:
Topic:
Fiction
ISBN:
978-0-85742-736-6
Author:
Christoph Ransmayr, Simon Pare
Pages:
224
Format:
15.24 x 2.54 x 22.86
Price:
€ 22.00
Rights sold to:
United States