Each year Peirene publishes a new series – three books that belong together in terms of style and content. These books form the basis of our subscription.
A Finnish Victorian Gothic tale, a German autofiction exploration of memory from the author of The Mussel Feast, and a spellbinding French collection of short stories about those on the fringes of society. A year of women writers!
The number one Latvian bestseller, an extraordinary piece of survival literature from Lithuania, and a gentle hygge journey through an Icelandic fishing village.
This series includes a psychological thriller from the woman Thomas Mann called ‘the First Lady of Europe’, a moving tale of twin brothers who become pawns in a civil war and a tragicomic satire from the heart of East Germany.
A Belgian gorilla on the loose, a French girl’s plot to regain her father’s love and an Austrian empress with a weakness for cake.
A stunning Finnish tale about the human will to survive, a French love story about the art of reading and a gripping Norwegian drama about the conflict between two sisters.
A haunting Russian tale about the environmental legacy of the Cold War, a Norwegian novel about a mother-daughter relationship that will send a chill down your spine and a fascinating portrait of a pre-Gaddafi society on the verge of change.
A German modern classic about the fall of the Wall, a Finnish postmodern Victorian novel about faith versus knowledge and a Polish love story spanning sixty years from the Warsaw Ghetto to Israel.
A Finnish historical family saga, a Danish literary crime story and a Swiss novella about the life of one of the most famous Chinese painters of all time, Bada Shanren.
A German story about a man faced with the next world and the shifting sands of the world he is in, a Dutch road trip with a boxer and a family man, and an Austrian collection of Kafkaesque short stories about loss of identity in the modern world.
A story about a French mother who struggles to protect her two sons from the world, a Catalonian woman’s life and loves during the Spanish Civil War, and an hour-long walk with a pregnant young German wife in 1943 Rome.