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A Peirene subscription consists of three books of world class translated literature delivered straight to your door throughout the year 6-8 weeks before they hit the shelves!
If you sign up today your 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.
Already read And the Wind Sees All? Sign up now to receive Peirene No. 28 Children of the Cave in December.
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What you support
A Peirene subscription is unique. Not only will you receive your books far before they reach bookshops but you’ll also become a part of our Peirene community. You’ll make 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.
Your 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.