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  • Description

    Let us find their next obsession! 

    Your gift recipient will receive three books of world-class translated fiction delivered straight to their door and exclusive access to our online Subscriber Book Club. 

    In 2019 we’re only publishing women writers. 

    All our gift orders are sent tied up in a bow, add tissue paper gift wrapping at the checkout for that extra touch!

    ‘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

    Three books of world-class translated literature delivered straight to your gift recipients door.

    If you sign up a lucky person today their first book will be Peirene No. 30 Faces on the Tip of My Tongue  – sent out straight away – or Peirene No. 31 Snow, Dog, Foot  – sent out in time for Christmas!

    Your gift recipient will also receive:

    •  40% off Peirene events 
    • Access to the online Subscriber Book Club
    • Exclusive extras including prize draws, author Q&As and a monthly podcast! 
  • 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.