A Night in Distant Motion

Children & Young Adult, Young Adult, YA Age 14+, YA Love / Romance, YA History

When seventeen-year-old Regine, a Nazi supporter, falls in love with a Polish prisoner in 1944, she notices for the first time the injustices and horrors going on around her and learns she can no longer be silent.


  • A story about the difficulty but necessity of questioning society’s rules and of flouting them as conscience dictates.



  • Longlist German Children’s Literature Award; La vache qui lit (Switzerland); Zilveren Griffel (The Netherlands)  
Irina Korschunow

Irina Korschunow is of German-Russian origins and was born in Stendal. She studied German in Göttingen and lived as a free-lance writer in Munich. She wrote numerous books for children and teenagers as well as novels for adults. Many of her titles were short-listed for the German Youthbook Prize (Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis). She died December 31, 2013 on her 88th birthday.  

A Night in Distant Motion

When seventeen-year-old Regine, a Nazi supporter, falls in love with a Polish prisoner in 1944, she notices for the first time the injustices and horrors going on around her and learns she can no longer be silent.


  • A story about the difficulty but necessity of questioning society’s rules and of flouting them as conscience dictates.



  • Longlist German Children’s Literature Award; La vache qui lit (Switzerland); Zilveren Griffel (The Netherlands)  
Bibliographic Data
160 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-78284-5
First published 2015