About Peirene

Peirene Press was founded in 2008 by Meike Ziervogel, with the goal of bringing award-winning European novellas to a UK audience. In 2010, the first three books were published: translations from French, Catalan and German. Since then, Peirene has published three novellas a year and the series has featured translations from sixteen languages, from nineteen countries. Our books on it have been listed for the International Man Booker (or its predecessor the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize) seven times along with numerous other accolades.

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Peirene subscribers pay £35 a year (plus international postage) to receive Peirene’s translated novellas before they reach bookshops. We also offer a gift subscription, so you can give a friend or relative the joy of translated literature. 

We rely on our subscribers to sustain our work. Their continued support allows us to take risks and make bold choices, translating and commissioning literature that can’t be found in the mainstream market.

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