Peirene Subscription

Hand picked world-class books in translation delivered straight to your door. 

How it works

Every year Peirene goes out into the world to find the best books that haven’t reached the UK market. Meike reads the books in German, or French, or Arabic (we know, we’re a little impressed as well) to find the next great translated novella. All under 200 pages, these literary gems have won prizes and acclaim in their native countries – now with our subscription, they can be delivered straight to your door. Simply sign up and let us do the rest.


Why subscribe? 

Get it First

All our books are sent out to subscribers 6-8 weeks before they reach bookshops.

Support innovative publishing 

With the support of our subscribers we don’t need to follow trends. We’ve published books from Uzbekistan, Iceland, Lithuania, Lebanon and everywhere in between. Great literature only.

Support social activism 

50p from every single Peirene book goes to support refugees. 60% of our authors and 70% of our translators are women. Oh yeah, and in 2019 all of our subscription books are by women writers.

All the fun without the fuss 

Peirene does all the hard work for you. Our books have been longlisted for the International Man Booker five times. We know a great novel when we see it. Trust us to pick, sit back and enjoy!

Not what you were looking for?

Find Peirene’s Series here and About the Novella here.