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Reader for Hire- Raymond Jean translated by Adriana Hunter

The luscious red lips on the cover of this beautiful book from Peirene tell us something of its content: it tells the story of Marie- Constance who decides to advertise her services as a reader for people who are unable … Continue reading

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The Empress and the Cake by Linda Stift, translated by Jamie Bulloch

Don’t be fooled by the sugar pink cover and even handed title of this beautifully presented book from Peirene: this not a sweet read and, though part of the fairy tale series, to my mind belongs to the darker of … Continue reading

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breach – stories from the Calais refugee camp by Olumide Popoola and Annie Holmes

Two writers, Olumide Popoola and Annie Holmes, were commissioned by Meike Ziervogel of Peirene Press to go to the Calais refugee camp to listen to refugees’s stories and rework them into fictions of their own. The result is this gem … Continue reading

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Die Liebesgeschichtenerzaehlerin- The teller of love stories- Friedrich Christian Delius

This compelling novel starts in Scheveningen, the seaside resort close to The Hague. Marie von Schabow, a 50 year old emerging writer, who is also a married woman and mother, is spending a few days there carrying out research into … Continue reading

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Meike Ziervogel and Hamid Ismailov- ‘The Art of Translation’ at Off the Shelf, Sheffield

One of the many treats on offer at this year’s Off the Shelf Festival of Words in Sheffield was an evening with Meike Ziervogel and Hamid Ismailov.  Meike Ziervogel  is the founder  of Peirene Press, a small  independent publishing house in … Continue reading

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