Peirene title no 6

Maybe This Time

Alois Hotschnig


GUARDIAN PAPERBACK OF THE YEAR 2011

A spellbinding short story collection by one of Austria’s most critically acclaimed authors.

A man becomes obsessed with observing his neighbours. A large family gathers for Christmas only to wait for the one member who never turns up. An old woman lures a man into her house, where he finds dolls resembling himself as a boy. Mesmerizing and haunting stories about loss of identity in the modern world.

‎'Not since Julio Cortazar's game of Hopscotch ... has an author so daringly undertaken to challenge the reader.' Independent

'Hotschnig's stories have the weird, creepy and ambiguous quality of disturbing dreams.' Guardian

Translated from the Austrian German by Tess Lewis.

Male Dilemma Series
110pp, Paperback with Flaps, £8.99
Published September 2011
ISBN 978-0-9562840-5-1
eISBN 978-0-9562840-9-9


Peirene title no 5

Tomorrow Pamplona

Jan van Mersbergen


FILM RIGHTS SOLD TO UK PRODUCTION COMPANY FIRST BORN FILMS.

A story about anger, aggression and the desire for intimacy by a rising star of modern Dutch literature.

A professional boxer and a family man meet by chance on a journey to the Pamplona Bull Run. The boxer is fleeing an unhappy love. The father hopes to escape his dull routine. Both know that, eventually, they will have to return to the place each calls “home”.

'An impressive work from a leading Dutch writer.' Daily Mail

'Flawlessly translated from Dutch ... A book that is likely to divide readers, possibly along gender lines.' Financial Times

Translated from the Dutch by Laura Watkinson.

Male Dilemma Series
180pp, Paperback with Flaps, £8.99
Published June 2011
ISBN 978-0-9562840-4-4
eISBN 978-1-908670-03-8


Peirene title no 4

Next World Novella

Matthias Politycki


INDEPENDENT FOREIGN FICTION PRIZE 2012 LONGLIST
THE INDEPENDENT BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2011
GUARDIAN PAPERBACK OF THE YEAR 2011

Germany’s master of wit and irony now for the first time in English.

Hinrich takes his existence at face value. His wife, on the other hand, has always been more interested in the afterlife. Or so it seemed. When she dies of a stroke, Hinrich goes through her papers, only to discover a totally different perspective on their marriage. Thus commences, a dazzling intellectual game of shifting realities.

'Inventive and deeply affecting.' Independent

'A page-turning pleasure... this novella has a supreme lightness of touch... It never feels weighed down by its own significance.' Rosie Goldsmith, BBC

Translated from the German by Anthea Bell.

Male Dilemma Series
144pp, Paperback with Flaps, £10.00
Published February 2011
ISBN 978-0-9562840-3-7
eISBN 978-1-908670-02-1