When a solidly unsuccessful young actor falls in love with three girls at once, disaster is on the cards. But although he has a few moral scruples and can barely juggle all the events, he hasn’t felt this good in a long time. A laugh out loud novel about the difficulties of copying with life and the human condition.
Lizenzen / Foreign Rights
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As incredible as it seemed, the German Revolution of 1918-19 brought the poets to power. With the help of eye witness accounts from famous German writers and political figures, Weidermann transforms a historical moment into a gripping and moving tale.
In the Finnish city of Turku, a confused and naked young man is sighted with a knife and is shot immediately by a policeman. After the events, the shooter himself cannot explain what happened. Whilst investigating the young man's condition, he discovers a tragedy that changed the destiny of two families.
Thomas Hettche's essays passionately interrogate the purpose and future of literature. With the rise of new forms of religious fanatism and terrorism, the fundamentally threatened Western societies are faced with new metaphysical questions of meaning. What kind of consolation literature can offer in this new world?
A detailed biography of one Germany’s most important writers and winner of the Nobel Prize for literature in 1972, with a special focus on his relationship with his country and compatriotes.
Saying goodbye is a challenge that we all encounter throughout our lives, to friends and family members that pass away, places we have lived in and even our attractiveness when we get older. This book gives courage to take an open and direct approach to it, to accept change and welcome new beginnings.
The legendary Brenner Pass becomes the scene of a gruesome murder which leads Commissario Grauner and his Neapolitan colleague Saltapepe to the darkest chapters in South Tyrol’s history.
The prequel to the sensational crime series that was translated into 14 languages, with stunning illustrations by Kat Menschik.
This first publication of Böll's wartime diaries gives a unique insight into the author's war experience, his struggle for spiritual integrity and self-preservation.
An introduction to a "zero waste" lifestyle with practical instructions and recipes for a happier - and lighter - life.
Excerpts from more than one hundred war diaries give a fascinating close-up of WWI as seen by soldiers, mothers, lovers and children, medics, workers and many more.
The true story of a young man who witnessed the brutality of the Islamic fighters in Syria, managed to escape and now dedicates himself to de-radicalize others.
A multilayered novel about the sometimes horrific consequences of the search for a better life against the backdrop of the last days of WW II
A novel about the englightenment's fight against the irrational - food for thought wrapped in a suspenseful murder mystery
The new Regener goes back to Berlin in the early 80s - when chaos reigned and everybody could be an artist
A fast-paced thriller set in the world of IS-returnees and Secret Services
Discover the joys of mathematics with the 100 best logic and number puzzles
The future is already here - a book that encourages the reader be be an active and critical participant in it
»Heiss brings a madcap urgency to the familiar; I laughed out loud in recognition. Rimini is an unflinching, wild, ride.« – Miranda July
A tongue-in-cheek crime novel set in the Falkland Islands after the Apocalypse
The second installment in Krohn's literary exploration of human emotions - intelligent, sensitive and funny
A mysterious young man from Venice is about to upset the lives of three young women from Cologne - a novel about art and architecture and the strange ways of fate
25 years after they first met in Portugal three friends go back and try to relive the summer that shaped their lives in different ways
The start of a new crime series set in the wild and mysterious landscape of the Cevennes
Sailing the seven seas with a smile on your face: anecdotes from the world of cruise liners
The Western World is at the beginning of a new epoch and needs to wake up in order to rise to its challenges
»[a] wonderfully narrated, funny, heartwarming and serious book about childhood [and] family.« FAS
After the success of his rediscovered novel about the battle of Stalingrad, follows Gerlach's personal account of his years as a POW in Soviet prison camps
Luther is translating the Bible, his guard, a supporter of the old faith, opposes his ideas but has sworn to protect him. A novel written in a forceful and graphic language that itself becomes a principal character
With her usual fierce intelligence and wit, Menasse dissects the anxieties of modern middle-class life, casting a cool eye on our times and the way we live
When the desire to do something meaningful is bigger than the fear of making a fool of yourself
When your past was defined by war and your present is peopled by Nazis, not accepting any kind of boundary may be the only way forward
A kaleidoscope of human emotions, addictive as your favourite TV series
In Herzog's uncanny stories, Berlin's past seeps through the walls of gentrified neighbourhoods
The second case of Perez: amateur detective, smuggler and bon vivant
The allure and atrocity of revolution through the ages
Why waiting and doing nothing is often the best medicine
Don't despair - here's what everyone can do now
Your guide to a successful conversation at intermission
Shortly after WWII thousands of Jews fled from Eastern European Countries to Germany, often spending years in DP camps before being allowed to move on and rebuild their lives elsewhere
A year in the life of a volunteer in an emergency shelter for refugees in Berlin: the hopes, the accomplishments, the disappointments
A new and updated edition of Zischler's classic study of Kafka and the cinema: not only for Kafka lovers and cineastes
In his fourth case Léon Duval dives into the world of street vendors in Cannes
Daniel made his dream come true and opened a café. And then he failed spectacularly. A very funny novel about lost dreams
The first case for Leander Lost: a German inspector with a lack of social skills on a Europol exchange program to Portugal
In 1825 Duke Bernhard zu Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach travels to America and in letters back home tells his astonished countrymen of this strange and wonderful new country
The present is not for cowards: stories about modern life
An opportunist for love, Johannes Lohmer, hides his fears and disagreements for fear of alienating his leftwing wife, leading to absurd comic moments in this irreverent novel
A »very amusing and entertaining novel« - Süddeutsche Zeitung
The second case for Matteo Basso
Stories from behind the scenes of the biggest sports spectacle of our time