Every year Peirene publishes three novellas in translation 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 6-8 weeks before publication and to support independent publishing. We offer two different types of subscription – our standard subscription and a one year gift subscription, perfect for that surprise gift for a loved one.

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We select the best writers and stories from around the world and publish them in English translation for curious readers. We’ve published books from Uzbekistan, Chile, Iceland, Georgia and Lebanon, to name a few. Our books have been listed for the International Booker Prize seven times. We know a great novel when we see it.

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Your First Book

Of Saints and Miracles
by Manuel Astur

Of Saints and Miracles is a sensuous portrayal of an outcast’s struggle to survive in a changing world and a seamless blend of the tragic and the majestic. Into this unconventional thriller, Astur weaves fables about the sun and the moon, of death and love, and reveals a way of life that may soon be lost.

This literary novel has the seal of determined originality, and is the admirable work of an author worth following.

El Cultural

Coming Soon

Body Kintsugi

by Senka Marić, translated by Celia Hawkesworth

Coming August 2022