"A class act." Nicholas Lezard, The Guardian


"Highbrow escapism for the time-poor." Metro


"'Two-hour books' to be devoured in a single sitting: literary cinema for those fatigued by film." Madeline Clements, TLS


"Plaudits should go to Peirene Press .. Their remit, to publish contemporary European literature in English translation, and only books of fewer than 200 pages, is a simple one, but refreshing." The Independent on Sunday Literary Editor Katy Guest's personal books awards for 2010


"Chick lit this ain't" The Women's Room


"At a time when publishing houses are battening down the hatches against the wintry econonomic climate, Peirene are to be congratulated for choosing this gem of a novel as their first venture." Chris Schueler, The Independent


"It is a winning concept: bringing the undertapped riches of contemporary European literature to those who are strapped for time but keen to explore the very best of what is on offer."Lucy Vickery, Spectator


"Here is a publisher who aims to produce books that are fresh, out-of-the-ordinary, good-looking and short. You'd never guess it from the contents of the average bookshop but this is better than dull, clichéd, ugly and overlong."Jonathan Sale, reviewer The Independent


"One of the joys of picking up a book from Peirene Press is the knowledge that each slim volume offers a very different reading experience." Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Evening Post


"This independent publishers produces its small-format paperbacks beautifully. They are the ideal read on a trip to a European destination."  Michael Eaude, The Independent


"If you were going to start-up a contemporary European literature in translation indie, you would probably want a CV like hers [Meike Ziervogel's]." Tom Tivnan, The Bookseller


"But when an imprint decides to specialise in translated novellas, has bravery turned into foolhardiness? Happily, judging by the first fruits of Peirene Press, it looks as if publisher Meike Ziervogel is more of a D'Artagnan than a Don Quixote." Richard Lea, The Guardian Books Blog


"In Meike's blog, Peirene is a tempestuous diva with a habit of storming out of bookshops and falling in love with authors. The result is a funny, personal, insightful account of the challenges and thrills of setting up a small independent press." Catherine Mansfield, booktrust