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.
Get it First
All our books are sent out to subscribers 6-8 weeks before they reach bookshops.
Receive exclusive online extras
You will have access to the online Subscriber Book Club – a place to discuss Peirene books, access exclusive extras (including unpublished extras and author Q&As), enter prize draws and listen to our Peirene Subscriber Podcast!
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!