Kathrin Schmidt

King's children

Königs Kinder

King's children

At a gas station the young homosexual lawyer Marl finds Janina, a little girl having been missed already for several days. Marl hopes to be able to adopt her, but things turn out to be much more complicated than they seemed to be on first sight.
It is the beginning of a story of love, childhood, separation and belonging together, a composition of different fates all turning around the central question: »What is a child?«
In an irritating and fascinating way, in a vivid language with its own deep sound Kathrin Schmidt creates this artistic composition of stories, characters and plots.



ISBN: 978-3-462-03129-4
release: 30. November -0001
352 pages, gebunden mit SU


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About the Author

Kathrin Schmidt, born in Gotha in 1958, has worked as a psychologist, editor and social scientist. She has received numerous awards, including the 1993 Leonce and Lena Prize. Her novel Die Gunnar-Lennefsen-Expedition, published in 1998, was awarded the Heimito von Doderer Advancement Award and the 1998 Province of Carinthia Prize at the Ingeborg Bachmann Competition. In 2009, she received the SWR Top Ten List award and the German Book Prize for her novel Du stirbst nicht (You’re Not Going To Die). In 2016 she was nominated for the Wilhelm Raabe Prize and was awarded the Christine Lavant Prize. She lives in Berlin. Her work was translated into numerous languages.

Further titles by the author:
Go-In der Belladonnen (Go-In of the Belladonnas)
Kapoks Schwestern (Kapok’s Sisters)
Blinde Bienen (Blind Bees)
Finito. Schwamm drüber (Let Bygones Be Bygones)
Seebachs schwarze Katzen (Seebach’s Black Cats)
Die Gunnar-Lennefsen-Expedition (The Gunnar Lennefsen Expedition)
Du stirbst nicht (You’re Not Going to Die)
waschplatz der kühlen Dinge (laundry room of cold things)