Foreign Rights - List of Titles

Ursula Krechel
Landgericht (District Court)

What fears, what hopes can anyone have who returns from his exile to Germany in 1947? After her celebrated book Shanghai fern von wo, published in 2008, Ursula Krechel’s expansive...

Melinda Nadj Abonji
Tauben fliegen auf (Falcons without Falconers)

Melinda Nadj Abonji, born 22 June 1968 in Becsej, Vojvodina, Nadj Abonji earned a master’s degree in German and history in Zurich, where she now lives as an author and musician (violin...

Inge Merkel
Sie kam zu König Salomo (She came to King Solomon)

Novel 

"And when the Queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to prove him with hard questions ..." – thus the Holy Bible begins its account of...

Martin Prinz
Der Räuber (The Robber)

Novel

Rettenberger is running mile after mile, out of the city, across the fields. In his back sirens and flashing lights are swirling through the night, the landscape stretches...

Sherko Fatah
Im Grenzland (In The Borderland)

Novel

Clay-coloured hills at a distance and an empty bird-of-prey-sky above - this is the land, in which the smuggler moves. The way to the treasured goods - Whisky,...

Sherko Fatah
Donnie (Donnie)

Narration

Gotthard, a former Foreign Legionnaire, is virtually haunted by memories of war and murder. For the narrator of this story this is a curse and blessing at the same time....

Sherko Fatah
Das dunkle Schiff (The Dark Ship)

Novel

A young Iraqi falls among holy warriors and flees to Germany. A wisely written tale of adventure, which shows the suspense of a small life being swept up in the cataclysm of...

Ursula Krechel
Shanghai fern von wo (Shanghai, Far From Everywhere)

Novel

There she is, standing in the middle of a restaurant kitchen in Shanghai, rolling dough as if her life depended on it, and actually, it does. She’s making a strudel, a sweet one of...

Xaver Bayer
Die durchsichtigen Hände (The transparent hands)

Stories

Life presents us with many mysteries, provided that one observes the world with open eyes. The air mattress pushed out to the open sea – what story begins or ends here? The...

Gert Jonke
Strandkonzert mit Brandung (Beach Concert with Surf)

George Frederic Handel - Anton Webern - Lorenzo da Ponte

Gert Jonke dedicated large-scale essays to three great figures of musical history, at various times and in very...

Gert Jonke
Der Ferne Klang (The Far-Away Sound)

Novel

A young man – obviously the composer from Jonke’s novel Schule der Geläufigkeit (The School of Fluency) – wakes up one morning not in his usual room, but in a hospital room,...