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  • Description

    Let us find their next obsession! 

    Three world-class translated novels delivered over the course of a year for a very special person.

    Give the gift of translated literature all tied up in a bow!

    Sign someone up today and they will receive their first book, Peirene No. 27 And the Wind Sees All, straight away.

    Thinking of Christmas? Let us know when you purchase the subscription and we’ll send the first book out in December.

    ‘A class act’ The Guardian

    ‘The foreign literature specialist’ The Sunday Times

    ‘Literary cinema for those fatigued by film’ Times Literary Supplement

  • What they receive

    A Peirene subscription consists of three books of world-class translated literature delivered straight to your gift recipients door throughout the year 6-8 weeks before they hit the shelves!

    If you sign up a lucky person today their first book will be Peirene No. 27 And the Wind Sees All a beautiful Icelandic novel that takes place in the span of two minutes.

    ‘A heart-warming gem of a novel’ David Mills, The Sunday Times  

    Written by Guðmundur Andri Thorsson and translated from the Icelandic by Bjørg Arnadottir and Andrew Cauthery, And the Wind Sees All is an exploration of relaxing Nordic hygge with a passion for people at its heart.

    They will receive their next book Peirene No. 28 Children of the Cave in December. Read about our 2019 series There be Monsters here.

    Thinking of Christmas? Let us know when you order and your recipients first book will be Peirene No. 28 Children of the Cave in December. 

    Subscribers also receive up to 40% off all Peirene events and free UK shipping!

  • What you support

    A Peirene subscription is unique. Not only will your recipient receive their books far before they reach bookshops but they’ll also become a part of our Peirene community, making our work possible. 

    Peirene only publishes first time English translations. With the support of our subscribers we are able to take bold risks and translate vital works that might never have reached English readers.

    In 2018 we translated from three new countries: Latvia, Lithuania and Iceland.

    Peirene No. 25 Soviet Milk was called ‘Latvia itself talking’ by The New European.

    Peirene No. 26 Shadows on the Tundra was called ‘a classic’ by The Spectator.

    Peirene No. 27 And the Wind Sees All was called ‘a heart-warming gem’ by The Sunday Times.

    A subscription also supports:

    • Our charity work: 50p from each book we sell goes to charity. Last year we sent over £3500 pounds to counterpoint arts.
    • Our commitment to gender equality – 60% of our authors and 70% of our translators are women.
    • Our work with Basmeh & Zeitooneh in nine refugee camps throughout Lebanon and Turkey giving refugees a voice.

    Read more about our social activism here.