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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

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

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 ...

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

The Seven Lives of Anton Busch

"I was five years old when I first realized that I could read minds."

Little Anton inherited the gift for reading minds from his beloved grandfather, a goose keeper who had always dreamed of being a violinist. With this gift, Anton saved his mother's life. This is the memory ...


Days of Light

How can you become the woman you want to be?

One mild summer's night in 1906, young, headstrong Lisette, the daughter of wealthy builder Otto Winter, secretly runs away from her parents' home and everything she previously knew as her life. Her heart belongs to fashion design and to ...


It’s Snowing Over There

The magic of a Christmas evening

The residents of an old apartment building are looking forward to the approaching Christmas season with something less than enthusiasm. On every floor, in every apartment, chaos, conflict or loneliness rule the day. Five-yearold Jules is the only ...


When Angels Die

Crime Fiction: Lena Larcher investigates in Cologne

Back on Duty: Cologne's Commissioner Lena Larcher
Commissioner Lena Larcher has been dreading the approaching first-year anniversary of the car accident that robbed her of her family. In order to escape those memories and to fight her own fears, she decides to sign up for a ...
Volume: 3

Tomorrow You Die

She's lost everything; now she's fighting for her very survival

It's been a year since PC Lena Larcher's husband and son were killed in a car accident. Now she's clawing her way back to some kind of existence and finding her feet again at work with great difficulty. In a ...

Volume: 2

Die Quietly

As a young man he committed a murder. For twenty-six years he has lived undiscovered, a respected member of society, the perfect husband and family man. But when the body of a prostitute is found in Cologne and the murder bears all the hallmarks of his case, his past threatens to catch up with him.

Volume: 1