Peirene Subscription

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  • Description

    Let us find your next must read!

    Receive a new piece of world-class translated fiction in the post every four months!

    In 2019 we’re only publishing women writers. 

    ‘A class act’ The Guardian

    ‘The foreign literature specialist’ The Sunday Times

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

    Peirene subscriptions automatically renew each year unless cancelled.

  • What you receive

    A Peirene subscription consists of three books of world class translated literature delivered straight to your door!

    In 2019 we’re publishing a year of women writers. If you sign up today your first book will be Peirene No. 30 Faces on the Tip of your Tongue – sent out in the first week of August.

    Standing in her family’s two-bedroom flat in the Promised Land, alittle girl realizes that once again she won’t be getting a cat for her birthday. She’s been wanting one ever since she was five – all the way back when they were living in the refugee camp. In the East, her Grandma made cakes and kept rabbits; now there is no baking, no pets and certainly no Grandma. West Germany in the early 1960s is a difficult place for a seven-year-old East German refugee, particularly when no one will listen to you.

    Read about our 2019 series There be Monsters here.

    Subscribers also receive:

    • Free UK shipping
    • 40% off Peirene events
    • Access to the online Subscriber Book Club
    • Exclusive extras including prize draws, interviews and a monthly podcast! 
  • 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.