The Rope

In a remote village, enclosed by vast forests, a couple of farmers and their families lead a content and simple life, barely touched by the ongoings in the world. One day, a seemingly insignificant occurrence turns the small world of the villagers upside down: a piece of rope is found on one of ...

Rights sold: Italy, France

The German Passion for Pasta Salad and Other Strange Stories

24 short stories

Rafik Schami has been living in Germany for almost 40 years now, but he has not lost his marvelling and critical look at German everyday life. In his inimitable charming way he writes about the Germans and their linguistical quirks, is astonished about the unshakeable consistency with which ...

Rights sold: Italy

A Fatal Passion

A dramatic love story set in Vienna at the end of the 19th century.

Showing remarkable psychological insight, Lea Singer recounts a truly dramatic love story based on real events set in the Viennese fin-de-siècle art-world.

Revealing the darker side of an era known ...


You Are Not Like Other Mothers

The Story of a Passionate Woman

"She was as complicated as a puzzle of several thousand parts, and I had to find these parts and put them together," says Angelika Schrobsdorff about her mother. The parts she uses are letters, photo albums, friends' memories and the life they later led together.

Everything started ...

Rights sold: English World Rights (Europa Editions), France (Libella), Italy (e/o), Spain Cast. (Periferica, Errata Naturae), Spain Cat. (La Campana), Portugal (PRH Portugal), Netherlands (Nieuw Amsterdam), Israel (Schocken), Slovakia (Vyd. Inaque)

Together Can be Even Harder

There are new adventures in store for the likeable gang of senior squatters. Rosa (71), Konrad (72) and Leo (73) live in a dilapidated old villa, along with the money they have acquired by underhand means - money they intend to launder through a variety of fanciful ventures. When granddaughter ...

Volume: 2

Nights with Tom

"Tom. I'm still not sure what it was like with him in bed. I'm convinced that he could transport me to another world."

Fifty-year-old Nina should actually be as content as can be. She is a passionate cookbook author and is happily married, although she feels like something is ...


Young Woman, Standing by the Window, Evening Light, Blue Dress

The heritage of our mothers

Berlin, 2017: 27-year-old Hannah finds a letter from a lawyer, identifying her grandmother and her as possible heirs to a Jewish art collection which had been confiscated under the Nazi regime. However, this is the first time the young student hears ...

Rights sold: Italy, The Netherlands

The Devil’s Malice

The grand finale of the Devil trilogy

1545. In Nikolsburg, situated in a lonely and distant valley in the Alps, Sophia learns the local dialect. And now the book finally reveals its knowledge - but it isn't the anticipated information. When Sophie receives the tidings that her ...

Volume: 3

The Second-Hand Bookshop of Dreams

"Some books are magical, and in your second-hand bookshop, I think you sell more than books. You give away dreams."

In late summer 1983, Jothan Andersson loses the love of his life, Lina Berglund, in a boat accident. He burns all his bridges and starts a new life as an antiquarian ...


Love is the Best Cook

People don't kiss amateur cooks...

Against her better judgment, Miriam decides to do a favor for her ex-boyfriend Felix. She agrees to take over a shabby, chaotic bistro for a few days. Fortunately for her, Selim (a chatty Turkish bus driver and dreamy amateur cook), Joannis (an ...


A Passion For Death

A serial killer has the citizens of Rome in a panic. The victims of the gruesome crimes are young men, their corpses arranged as re-creations of the Stations of the Cross - a new scene from Christ's Passion every day. The Justice Ministry has provided Commissario Daniele Varotto ...


The Devil’s Handwriting

"This mysterious book contains formulas which can defeat death."

Pirna, 1544: Ever since the book with strange writing in it crossed her path as a child, Sophia has been devoted to solving its mystery. Master Heinrich Fuchs stands solidly by her side, having married Sophia ...

Volume: 2