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I Think, Therefore I am... Mad!

The yo-yo effect is something many have painfully experienced at first hand after a diet, but are you also familiar with the big-fish-little-pond effect, the Mona Lisa syndrome and the TINA syndrome? There are countless psychological principles and phenomena we know little about, and yet on a ...

Rights sold: Korea, Russia, Turkey

Hanno Draws Himself a Dragon

With illustrations in black and white by Mary Rahn

Hanno had been looking forward to going to school, but his classmates make fun of him because he is too fat. This depresses him terribly; he doesn't do his homework or have fun playing. On his way home from school, he sits down on a park bench and begins to draw figures in the sand with a little stick.
Rights sold: Spain (cat., basque), Japan, Korea, Rhaeto-Romance, Turkey, PR China

End in Sight

"About all the good reasons to die and all the much betterreasons to stay alive."

At the age of 70, Hella wants to die. In Switzerland, in a hospital. And so she sets depression. out on her journey. Her aging Passat will manage this final trip. But then, just as she gets ...


Trying to Catch a Silver Eel

Not every dream that has been carried through the years can be fulfilled in the here and now

Tomorrow everything will be different, or it won't matter anymore. That sums up the lives of the residents of the run-down spa town of Villrath. Ever since the local therapeutic ...


Spacemen

Buildings can be demolished and rebuilt; memories can not

Jan and his parents speak very little with eachother and certainly not about the past. It isn't until Mr. Kern appears that the family's fragile equilibrium begins to unravel. What kind of relationship did Jan's ...


Men

Some of the many

Jochen, Oliver, Bill - almost half of the human race is composed of men. They still set the tone for many issues, even though their facade started to crack a long time ago. Enough of a reason to look more closely. What facets characterize the other gender? With a woman's eyes, Johanna Adorján ...

The Freedom to Be Free

What is freedom, are we born free or is freedom conveyed to us by others? Can it be taken away? Is freedom only an absence of fear and constraint or does it not rather imply the need to take part in the political and social discourse? Th is essay by Hannah Arendt was fi rst published in German by ...

Tupolew 134

In her new novel, Antje Rávic Strubel gives us a highjacked plane and a difficult, if not impossible, quest for the truth. She has taken a real story as her inspiration: in 1978 a Tupolew 134 was hijacked by two citizens from East Germany who were on a flight from Gdansk to West Berlin. The ...
Rights sold: Slovenia, China

Nietzsche for Beginners. The Birth of Tragedy

A Reading Introduction.

It was Nietzsche himself who called his first publication a "bold book", a "book suitable perhaps for artists with a side inclination to analytical and retrospective capability, full of psychological innovation and artists' secrecies, with the metaphysics of an artist in the back of his mind, a ...
Rights sold: Italy, Korea

Stay Away from Gretchen

An impossible love story

A great love during dark times

A young woman, an African-American Gi and the secret of a forbidden love


The well-known Cologne news anchor Tom Monderath is worried about his 84-year-old mother Greta, who is growing increasingly forgetful. What was initially an ...


Shadowland

A Normandy Mystery

A glamorous film festival, a brutal serial killer, a race against time

Charismatic bodyguard Nicolas Guerlain is led by his sixth sense back to his hometown, Deauville. The international film festival taking place there is drawing actors and directors from all over the world to Normandy.

Volume: 6

A Place Called Home

"You should experience your happiness twice!"

On Maya Winter's 30th birthday, a strange man bursts into the family party and greets Maya's grandmother Charlotte with the words: "Hello, Lottie! It's me, Muck." The 90-year-old lady faints. Who is this man about whom ...

Volume: 3

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