For the curious book lover in your life, there’s no better gift than a Peirene subscription. Three or six books sent directly to their door throughout the year – starting with About Uncle by Rebecca Gisler this Christmas.

The first book will be gift wrapped and a personalised gift can be added at check out. Parcels will be stamped ‘open on the 25th’.

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Every year Peirene publishes at least six books and sends them directly to subscribers. We search high and low for the most exciting voices from around the world, and introduce them to English-language readers. Subscribe now to get our new books ahead of publication and to support independent publishing. We offer four different types of subscription – our six-book subscription, our three-book novella subscription and single year gift subscriptions of both options – perfect for that surprise gift for a loved one.

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All our books are sent to subscribers 6-8 weeks before publication. You also receive free UK shipping on every subscription book and 15% off all further purchases.

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We select the best writers and stories from around the world and publish them in English translation for curious readers. 

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Peirene Stevns Translation Prize 2024

Open for translators from Dutch to English

We are delighted to announce the launch of our 2024 Peirene Stevns Prize. The prize is open to any translator over the age of 18 who has not yet published a full work of fiction in translation. This is the sixth year of the prize, which is made possible by the generous support of Martha Stevns. Please click the link below for more information and entry guidelines.