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August 2015 April 2016


It is April 2015. At World Editions we can look back on an exhilarating few months with no less than eight titles launched on the UK market since the start of the year. I am delighted by the enthusiastic response our first wave of titles has generated. Esther Gerritsen, whose novel Craving set the ball rolling for World Editions in the UK, is currently enjoying great success in the Netherlands with its successor Roxy. It has followed Craving onto the shortlist for the Libris Literature Prize––the Dutch Booker ––and features as a forthcoming title in this catalogue. We are proud to announce that the work of Tom Lanoye, one of the great Flemish writers, has now been translated into English for the very first time. His latest bestseller Fortunate Slaves was nominated for the major literary awards in the Netherlands. Lanoye is also renowned for his Dutchlanguage adaptations of Shakespeare, which have been staged by a number of leading international theatre companies. Another highlight due for publication later this year is the box set featuring two titles by Dutch-Iranian writer Kader Abdolah: The Messenger and The Qur’an. Abdolah shot to prominence with his novel The House of the Mosque, which has since been translated into 34 languages. The Messenger is his retelling of the life of the Prophet Muhammad and an introduction to the reading of the Qur’an itself. The Qur’an is Abdolah’s translation of the 114 suras that make up this sacred text. Together, these works shed new light on an often misunderstood religion.

Both books have gone on to play an important role in the public debate in the Netherlands, selling 100,000 copies within a short time. Former Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers is in no doubt as to the reason for this success: ‘These books coincide with a new spiritual awakening in our otherwise secular society. Kader Abdolah has given us a wonderful gift.’ In its five-star review, leading Dutch daily de Volkskrant wrote, ‘In his narrative and in his translation, Abdolah has delivered a magnum opus. A masterpiece that […] enriches the world of Dutch literature.’ In recent months, World Editions has enjoyed an intensive introduction to the literary world in the UK. It has deepened my admiration for the love of English literature shown by readers and booksellers alike, informed by a keen awareness of their own literary heritage. World Editions hopes to make its own contribution to this rich tradition by publishing inspired translations of outstanding authors, books that bring readers of English the best that other countries and cultures have to offer. I look back with gratitude at all the valuable suggestions we have received to date and I look forward to receiving many more.

Eric Visser, managing director and publisher World Editions Ltd.


She Is Not Me Golnaz Hashemzadeh

She Is Not Me

Š Carl von Arbin

As a young child, Golnaz Hashemzadeh (Iran) fled with her parents to Sweden. She managed to climb up the social ladder and became a successful business woman. Her debut novel, She Is Not Me (Hon är inte jag), was published in Sweden in 2012 to great critical acclaim.

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1980s Sweden. An Iranian family has reached safety after years in hiding. But when the parents’ visions of a new life in the northern land of freedom disintegrate in the face of harsh reality, it is their daughter who must carry the family’s dreams on her narrow shoulders. Despite the racism and prejudice she is confronted with along the way, she manages to climb up the social ladder and achieve her goals. But darkness lurks behind the perfect façade. When both her health and her happiness are at stake, she needs to ask herself: is this really what her family’s dream of freedom was for?

Stunning Swedish debut novel

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‘She Is Not Me is an incredibly worthwhile coming of age story about immigrant alienation, a modern feminist depiction of what it is like to be the girl who succeeds at everything she sets out to do but still never finds satisfaction, and an eloquent novel about the search for freedom.’ —BorĂĽs Tidning

English rights worldwide: World Editions Ltd. Original title: Hon är inte jag First published by: WahlstrÜm & Widstrand Translation from Swedish: Katarina Tucker

Binding: paperback, round corners Size: 135 x 214 mm Pages: 384 BIC code: FA ISBN: 978 94 6238 031 8 Price: ÂŁ11.99 / â‚Ź15,99 ISBN e-book: 978 94 6238 032 5 Price e-book: ÂŁ7.99 / â‚Ź9,99 Available: 20 August 2015

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‘One of the most brutally intimate depictions of the consequences of alienation that I have ever read.’— Helsingborgs Dagblad


Fortunate Slaves Tom Lanoye Š Tessa Posthuma de Boer

Tom Lanoye (Belgium) is an award winning, highly acclaimed novelist, poet and playwright. He is a bestselling author and makes regular appearances at all major European festivals. His novel Fortunate Slaves (2013) sold over 50,000 copies and was shortlisted for both the Libris Literature Prize and the AKO Literature Prize 2014. He lives in Antwerp and Cape Town.

‘The literary equivalent of Quentin Tarantino.’ —Cutting Edge

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Two doppelgänger Belgian exiles––both, curiously, named Tony Hanssen––are on the run from the lies and deceit that have defined their lives. One lives in Argentina, the other in South Africa, and the history of those countries also plays an important part in this contemporary novel. When they accidentally meet up, they realise that each could hold the solution to the other’s problems. An allegory of the global economic crisis and of the identity conflict of modern man, Fortunate Slaves is a moral and picaresque novel that is both entertaining and thought-provoking. Just how far will desperate men sink to achieve their aims?

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‘A fiercely intelligent novel with international potential.’—De Standaard (****) ‘Intoxicating, but more complex than it seems at first sight. Lanoye sparkles on every page.’—de Volkskrant

English rights worldwide: World Editions Ltd. Original title: Gelukkige slaven First published by: Prometheus Translation from Dutch: Michele Hutchison

Binding: paperback, round corners Size: 135 x 214 mm Pages: 352 BIC code: FA ISBN: 978 94 6238 035 6 Price: ÂŁ11.99 / â‚Ź15,99 ISBN e-book: 978 94 6238 036 3 Price e-book: ÂŁ7.99 / â‚Ź9,99 Available: 17 September 2015

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The Women of Lazarus Marina Stepnova MARINA STEPNOVA

Written in the tradition of classical Russian literature, The Women of Lazarus is a mesmerizing story of love, loss and human genius. The story starts just after the Russian Revolution, when the highly gifted student Lazar Lindt–– the Lazarus of the title–– arrives in Moscow carrying with him nothing but lice and a notebook. The Women of Lazarus tells a part of Lazar’s life story, following three important women in it: his mentor’s wife, his own young wife and their granddaughter. Set against the background of the twentieth century, Moscow and the fictional city of Ensk, Marina Stepnova describes the history of an exceptional family in a turbulent country.

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Š Olga Mitiguz

Marina Stepnova is a Russian novelist, screenplay writer and journalist. Her first novel Chirurg (The Surgeon, 2005) was received with great critical acclaim and nominated for the Russian National Bestseller Prize. In 2012, her novel The Women of Lazarus, won third prize in Russia’s prestigious National Big Book Prize and was finalist for the National Bestseller Prize and the Russian Booker Prize. Marina Stepnova was one of a handful of writers selected to represent her country at Read Russia London Book Fair 2014. Foreign rights have been sold to nineteen countries.

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‘ The Women of Lazarus is the name of the book that has all the makings of being this season’s Great Novel. We’re talking great tragedy, violently burning love and deep psychological portraits; just like in the classical Russian novels.’—Allehanda

English rights worldwide: World Editions Ltd. Original title: Zhenshiny Lazarya First published by: ACT Translation from Russian: Lisa Hayden

Binding: paperback, round corners Size: 135 x 214 mm Pages: 448 BIC code: FA ISBN: 978 94 6238 019 6 Price: ÂŁ11.99 / â‚Ź16,99 ISBN e-book: 978 94 6238 020 2 Price e-book: ÂŁ7.99 / â‚Ź9,99 Available: 17 September 2015

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Charlotte BrontÍ’s Secret Love Jolien Janzing

Jolien Janzing

Charlotte BrontÍ’s Secret Love shines a light on a tantalising episode in the lives of two of the greatest nineteenth-century authors, Charlotte and Emily BrontÍ. Charlotte BrontÍ, a parson’s daughter from Yorkshire, longs for adventure. She conceives the idea of going abroad to study languages and persuades her sister Emily to accompany her to Brussels. This Catholic yet worldly capital comes as quite a culture shock for the BrontÍ sisters. In Madame Heger’s elegant boarding house, amongst many wealthy and spoilt young ladies, Charlotte and Emily try to stay true to themselves. But then Charlotte falls in love with her teacher, Constantin Heger, the man of the house‌

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Š Dieter Bacquaert

Jolien Janzing (the Netherlands) is a Dutch author and journalist who grew up in Flanders. She is an expert in nineteenth-century English literature. Charlotte BrontÍ’s Secret Love is her second novel. The film rights for it have been sold to David P. Kelly Films Limited.

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‘For BrontĂŤ fans, Charlotte BrontÍ’s Secret Love is a definite must-read. For who knows little about this writer, it is a beautiful, historical novel with a warm, beating heart.’—NRC Handelsblad

English rights worldwide: World Editions Ltd. Original title: De Meester First published by: De Arbeiderspers Translation from Dutch: Paul Vincent

Binding: paperback, round corners Size: 135 x 214 mm Pages: 288 BIC code: FA ISBN: 978 94 6238 059 2 Price: ÂŁ10.99 / â‚Ź14,99 ISBN e-book: 978 94 6238 060 8 Price e-book: ÂŁ7.49 / â‚Ź8,99 Available: 15 October 2015

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Assumptions Annelies Verbeke

Annelies Verbeke

Š Keke Keukelaar

Annelies Verbeke (Belgium) is a writer of novels, short stories and essays. She is also a screenwriter and playwright. She made her literary debut in 2003 with the much lauded novel Slaap! (Sleep!), that sold over 70,000 copies and was published in twenty-two countries. Assumptions, a collection of short stories, was nominated for the BNG Literary Award.

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Assumptions is a masterly collection of highly intelligent and comical short stories, challenging the readers to confront their own assumptions and prejudices. Characters appear and reappear throughout the book, creating connections within the narrative. Presented as a novel-in-stories, Assumptions displays how people often believe they know more than they actually do.

12 ‘Verbeke is perfectly ruthless when it comes to her characters. She brings them to the front in all their defencelessness, and then, bang! The axe goes in.’— de Volkskrant (****) ‘Annelies Verbeke is a woman on a mission. In the last couple of years she has developed into a true diva of the short story.’—De Morgen

English rights worldwide: World Editions Ltd. Original title: Veronderstellingen First published by: De Geus Translation from Dutch: Liz Waters

Binding: paperback, round corners Size: 135 x 214 mm Pages: 192 BIC code: FA ISBN: 978 94 6238 029 5 Price: ÂŁ9.99 / â‚Ź13,99 ISBN e-book: 978 94 6238 030 1 Price e-book: ÂŁ6.99 / â‚Ź8,99 Available: 15 October 2015

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Shanghai Blue Yue Tao

When Lan comes home to Shanghai after ten years in Europe she finds the city enigmatic: people she knew from childhood seem odd—her own identity is a mystery. An adopted orphan, she tries to locate her biological parents, but everyone who could help is evasive. Her only clue is cricket fighting—a millennium-old Chinese pastime turned gambling racket where the nouveaux riches meet the underworld by night. The deeper she digs into her own mystery, the more obscure and sinister it becomes. The truth takes her by surprise after an illicit encounter on New Year’s Eve: the past is unspeakably worse than she thought—and it is not even past. With cricket-fight gambling as the leitmotif, Shanghai Blue weaves past and present, East and West, belonging and estrangement, truth and deceit, fatality and choice into a tight plot with sidelights on modern-day China and its Communist burden.

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Š Liesbeth Kuipers

Born in Shanghai in 1976, Yue Tao has lived in Amsterdam since 2000. She graduated from Fudan University in Shanghai and the University of Amsterdam, and is a business case writer, intercultural trainer, and essayist.

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‘With her Europeanized sense of humour, Yue Tao describes the China that flows through her veins with amazing effect. Bravo!’ —Lulu Wang, author of The Lily Theater

English rights worldwide: World Editions Ltd. Original title: Hong xishuai First published by: Huacheng Chubanshe Translation from Chinese: Yue Tao

Binding: paperback, round corners Size: 135 x 214 mm Pages: 288 BIC code: FA ISBN: 978 94 6238 001 1 Price: ÂŁ10.99 / â‚Ź14,99 ISBN e-book: 978 94 6238 002 8 Price e-book: ÂŁ7.49 / â‚Ź8,99 Available: 19 November 2015

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Shanghai Blue ‘In Yue Tao’s mordant, witty, suspenseful novel, I see the struggle for existence, hear desperate cries, and feel the anguish of painful memories—human resilience is a gift to posterity.’—Xinran, author of The Good Women of China and columnist for The Guardian


Under Manhattan Erling Kagge

Erling Kagge Under Manhattan

Š Steve Duncan

Erling Kagge (Norway) is a polar explorer, mountaineer, author, lawyer, serial entrepreneur, publisher and philosopher. He was the first to walk alone to the South Pole and has sailed around Cape Horn to the Antarctic and the Galapagos Islands. Currently, he is a successful entrepreneur in the publishing industry and serves on the board of the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art.

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Erling Kagge will explore New York like never before—underground. Along with Steve Duncan, he descends into the network of sewers, subways and water tunnels that the city has to offer. They walk from the Bronx via Manhattan to the Atlantic Ocean. Through photos, philosophical reflections and accounts of their journey, a world opens up that has never been explored before.

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‘Erling Kagge masters the art of recounting yet another expedition, part autobiography, part corrections of Dante’s Inferno and not least philosophical thoughts on happiness come together as one. Just as surprisingly astute as it is gripping and sensuous.’— Jan KjĂŚrstad, author of the Wergeland Trilogy: The Seducer, The Conqueror and The Discoverer

Original title: Under Manhattan: en reise til New Yorks indre First published by: Kagge Forlag Translation from Norwegian: Becky Crook

Binding: paperback, ¡ round corners ¡ Size: 135 x 214 mm ¡ Pages: 288 ¡ BIC code: WTL ISBN: 978 94 6238 017 2 Price: £12.99/ ₏17,99 ISBN e-book: 978 94 6238 018 9 Price e-book: £8.99/₏9,99 Available: 19 November 2015

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‘A fascinating man. He’s a philosophical adventurer or perhaps an adventurous philosopher.’ —The New York Times about Erling Kagge


You Have Me to Love Jaap Robben

You Have Me to Love

Š Mike Nicolaassen

The multitalented Jaap Robben (the Netherlands) is a poet, novelist, playwright and performer. Author of several highly praised children’s books, You Have Me to Love is his first novel for adults. It was received to great critical acclaim and awarded the Dioraphte Prize. Booksellers in his native country chose You Have Me to Love as best book of 2014 and awarded it with the Dutch Booksellers Award.

Dutch Booksellers Award 2014

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Mikael lives with his parents on a small remote island between Scotland and Norway. One day, his father disappears into the sea. Mikael keeps silent about what has happened. Guilt, consolation and reproaches consume him, until Mikael’s mother forces him to do the impossible. You Have Me to Love was chosen by the Dutch Foundation for Literature as one of the Ten Books from Holland to promote at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2014.

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‘With You Have Me to Love, Jaap Robben delivers a staggering first novel.’ —Het Parool (*****) ‘From the very first page, Robben sharply sets Mikael’s inner world, with highly effective simple words and candid observations.’—de Volkskrant (****)

English rights worldwide: World Editions Ltd. Original title: Birk First published by: De Geus Translation from Dutch: David Doherty

Binding: paperback, round corners Size: 135 x 214 mm Pages: 288 BIC code: FA ISBN: 978 94 6238 065 3 Price: ÂŁ10.99/ â‚Ź14,99 ISBN e-book: 978 94 6238 066 0 Price e-book: ÂŁ7.99/ â‚Ź8,99 Available: 3 December 2015

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The Qur’an: A Translation Kader Abdolah

The Messenger: A Tale Retold Kader Abdolah a tale retold

The Qur’an Kader Abdolah

English rights worldwide: World Editions Ltd. Original title: De Koran First published by: De Geus Translation from Dutch: Nouri and Nuisha Nighting

Binding: paperback, round corners Size: 135 x 214 mm Pages: 352 BIC code: HRH, FA ISBN: 978 94 6238 023 3 Price: ÂŁ12.99 / â‚Ź17,99 ISBN e-book: 978 94 6238 024 0 Price e-book: ÂŁ7.99 / â‚Ź9,99 Available: 21 January 2016

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The Messenger Kader Abdolah

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English rights worldwide: World Editions Ltd. Original title: De boodschapper First published by: De Geus Translation from Dutch: Nuisha and Nouri Nighting

Binding: paperback, round corners Size: 135 x 214 mm Pages: 288 BIC code: FA ISBN: 978 94 6238 015 8 Price: ÂŁ11.99 / â‚Ź16,99 ISBN e-book: 978 94 6238 016 5 Price e-book: ÂŁ7.99 / â‚Ź9,99 Available: 21 January 2016

 

   

   


The Messenger / The Qur’an Kader Abdolah

The Messenger is a retelling of the life of the prophet Mohammad. After Mohammad’s death, his right hand and chronicle writer Sa’eed wonders who the prophet really was. Through testimonies of his peers he reconstructs the life of Mohammad, the messenger, from his birth to his death. Kader Abdolah portrays Mohammad as a human being, a man with dreams. The reader is granted a very contemporary and vivid image of the period in which Mohammad lived, how he wanted to save Mecca from moral decay and how he developed from a prophet into a powerful leader. With his translation of the Qur’an, Kader Abdolah makes the Islamic Holy Book accessible to non-Arabic readers. His source material was his father’s old Arabic Qur’an. The Qur’an does not have a strictly logical structure; the 114 suras branch out like trees and with his unique translation, Abdolah guides his reader through the gardens of the Qur’an. Abdolah has provided some of the suras with introductions, making them more understandable for readers who have no Muslim background. A sensational piece of work. Daring, loving and beautiful. The Messenger and The Qur’an are an excellent key to a better understanding of the Islam. ‘With his narrative and translation he has created a magnum opus. A masterpiece that directly enriches Dutch literature.’ — de Volkskrant (*****)

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Š Merlijn Doomernik

Kader Abdolah (Iran) is the pen name of the Iranian exile Hossein Sadjadi Ghaemmaghami Farahani, who has been living in the Netherlands since 1988. Abdolah has won many prizes, including the Mundial Award (1998) for contributions in the field of international cooperation, peace and safety, and the E. du Perron Prize (2001) for his complete works. He also received a Dutch Royal decoration and the French Cultural Knighthood.

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Roxy Esther Gerritsen

Esther Gerritsen

Š Keke Keukelaar

Esther Gerritsen (the Netherlands), originally a playwright, is one of the most widely read and highly praised authors from the Netherlands. In 2014, she won the triennial Frans Kellendonk Oeuvre Award. The Daily Mail called her book Craving ‘a novel you devour in one sitting; elegaic, beautiful and very strong.’ Roxy, Gerritsen’s latest novel, is shortlisted for the prestigious Libris Literature Prize 2015.

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Roxy is twenty-seven years old when her husband, together with his lover, is killed in a car crash. Roxy is left behind with their daughter, their house, their car, his assistant, the babysitter and the shame of this inglorious end to their marriage. Her family tries to take care of her, but Roxy is not looking for consolation—she is looking for an enemy.

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‘Not only the choice of her subjects, but also her sense of style make Gerritsen an “hors catĂŠgorieâ€?. Her absurdist logic and wryly amusing voice make every sentence in her novels and column “typical Gerritsenâ€?.’—Jury Frans Kellendonk Award ‘The stories and novels of Esther Gerritsen, who has been one of our best writers for years, are always extreme, dramatic, confronting. [‌] Beneath a more or less sensational story she hides a deeper, existential message.’—Trouw

English rights worldwide: World Editions Ltd. Original title: Roxy First published by: De Geus Translation from Dutch: Michele Hutchison

Binding: paperback, round corners Size: 135 x 214 mm Pages: 192 BIC code: FA ISBN: 978 94 6238 064 6 Price: ÂŁ9.99/ â‚Ź13,99 ISBN e-book: 978 94 6238 073 8 Price e-book: ÂŁ6.99/ â‚Ź8,99 Available: 18 February 2016

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Roxy


Hah! BirgĂźl OÄ&#x;uz

Hah!

Š Sancar Dalman

BirgĂźl Oguz (Turkey) is the author of two short fiction books, Fasulyenin BildiÄ&#x;i (2007) and Hah! (2012). Oguz won the European Union Prize for Literature in 2014 for Hah!. Her short stories, essays, articles and translations have been published in Turkish literary magazines and newspapers. The translation rights of Hah! have been sold to thirteen countries.

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The eight and a half stories in Hah! contemplate our experience and understanding of mourning and melancholia. In her search to transform traumatic loss into a meaningful narrative, BirgĂźl Oguz seeks to answer these questions: how can one mourn when mourning is impossible? How can one write about mourning when it is impossible to find the means to narrate it? And how can one not write when writing is the only way to mourn?

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English rights worldwide: World Editions Ltd. Original title: Hah First published by: Metis Publishing Ltd. Translation from Turkish: Amy Spangler et al

Binding: paperback, round corners Size: 135 x 214 mm Pages: 128 BIC code: FA ISBN: 978 94 6238 074 5 Price: ÂŁ7.99/ â‚Ź10,99 ISBN e-book: 978 94 6238 075 2 Price e-book: ÂŁ4.99/ â‚Ź6,99 Available: 17 March 2016

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The Dyslexic Hearts Club Hanneke Hendrix

The Dyslexic Hearts Club

Š Mike Nicolaassen

Hanneke Hendrix (the Netherlands) is a young author who writes for journals, literary production companies, festivals, theatre, radio and podcasts. The Dyslexic Hearts Club follows her funny and dramatic debut De verjaardagen (The Birthdays), that was shortlisted for the Woman and Culture Prize, The Academica Debut Prize and the Dioraphte Prize. The Dyslexic Hearts Club was nominated for the BNG Literary Award 2014.

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Three women with burns share a hospital room that is constantly guarded by a policeman. Outside, more men are hanging around waiting for them. Feeling threatened by this male presence, the women decide to escape. A thrilling, comical and strangely comforting account of this escape ensues. While on the run from the police, criminals and cheated husbands, the women find themselves in situations they can only overcome by sticking together.

28 ‘Despite its heavy subject matter, the tone stays light-hearted and its unsentimental toughness is wholly refreshing.’— NRC Handelsblad ‘Hendrix does not sit back to cry about all the harm the outside world has inflicted on these misfits. Instead, she steps on the gas: her dialogues are flashing and the action is too.’— de Volkskrant

English rights worldwide: World Editions Ltd. Original title: De dyslectischehartenclub First published by: De Geus Translation from Dutch: David Doherty

Binding: paperback, round corners Size: 135 x 214 mm Pages: 192 BIC code: FA ISBN: 978 94 6238 067 7 Price: ÂŁ9.99/ â‚Ź13,99 ISBN e-book: 978 94 6238 068 4 Price e-book: ÂŁ6.99/ â‚Ź8,99 Available: 17 March 2016

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A Sleepless Summer Bram Dehouck

Winner of the Golden Noose

A Sleepless Summer

Š Liesbeth Kuipers

Bram Dehouck (Belgium) was the first author to win both the Golden Noose and the Shadow Award for the same novel: his debut De minzame moordenaar (The Mild-Mannered Murderer). A Sleepless Summer, his second novel, was awarded the 2012 Golden Noose and the 2011 Knack Hercule Poirot Public Prize, and was nominated for the Crimezone Best Thriller Award.

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The seasons come and go in provincial Blaashoek, where the town’s superficial harmony is upended by the arrival of a wind park––  a blessing for some, a curse for others. The irritating hum of the turbines keeps butcher Herman Bracke, known far and wide for his delicious ‘summer patÊ’, awake at night. He falls prey to a deadly fatigue and gradually loses control over his work, setting off a series of blood-curdling events, with fatal consequences for the townspeople. Life in Blaashoek will never be the same again.

30 ‘Masterly. Definitely worthy of the Golden Noose.’ —VN Detective & Thrillergids (****) ‘Dehouck obviously loves the written word and manipulates it with impressive precision. It is a minor miracle how he brings to life over twenty characters in barely two hundred pages.’—Het Parool (****)

English rights worldwide: World Editions Ltd. Original title: Een zomer zonder slaap First published by: De Geus Translation from Dutch: Jonathan Reeder

Binding: paperback, round corners Size: 135 x 214 mm Pages: 224 BIC code: FA ISBN: 978 94 6238 047 9 Price: ÂŁ9.99 / â‚Ź13,99 ISBN e-book: 978 94 6238 048 6 Price e-book: ÂŁ6.99 / â‚Ź8,99 Available: 21 April 2016

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Hah!

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The Qur’an

The Messenger

Birgül Oğuz

Kader Abdolah

Kader Abdolah

Winner of the European Union Prize for Literature 2014

Annelies Verbeke

Jolien Janzing

Erling Kagge Under Manhattan

Charlotte Brontë’s Secret Love

Assumptions Winner of the Golden Noose

A Sleepless Summer

‘The literary equivalent of Quentin Tarantino.’ —Cutting Edge

She Is Not Me

‘A fascinating man. He’s a philosophical adventurer or perhaps an adventurous philosopher.’ —The New York Times about Erling Kagge

MARINA STEPNOVA

Golnaz Hashemzadeh

Bram Dehouck

You Have Me to Love Dutch Booksellers Award 2014

‘One of the most brutally intimate depictions of the consequences of alienation that I have ever read.’— Helsingborgs Dagblad

THE WOMEN OF LAZARUS

The Dyslexic Hearts Club

Esther Gerritsen

HANNEKE HENDRIX

Yue Tao

Roxy

Shanghai Blue ‘In Yue Tao’s mordant, witty, suspenseful novel, I see the struggle for existence, hear desperate cries, and feel the anguish of painful memories—human resilience is a gift to posterity.’—Xinran, author of The Good Women of China and columnist for The Guardian

Jaap Robben


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A Storm Blew in from Paradise ‘A strikingly beautiful novel.’ ––– Aftonbladet

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ear tbreakingly unsent imental.’ ‘ Pr o f o u n d l y o r i g i n a l a n d h d a y o n A H e a r t o f S to n e –– The Independent on Sun

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Craving June 4, 2015

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SATURDAY’S SHADOWS AYESHA HARRUNA ATTAH

“Saturday’s Shadows is an affecting book. Ultimately, it’s a story of hope.”–– Chinelo Okparanta, author of Happiness, Like Water

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Esther Gerritsen

The Afghan Vampires Book Club

‘With its deceptively simple but extraordinary language and its sophisticated humour, Craving is a small gem amongst recent Dutch literature.’ –– Herman Koch, author of The Dinner

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‘A riveting story of love and war… A marriage of American Sniper and Heart of Darkness. I read it straight through in one sitting.’ —JANE FONDA

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The Woman who Fed the Dogs

Linda Boström Knausgård ‘Passionate, refined and as clear as cool water.’–––―Aftonbladet

‘The Dutch Annie Proulx’ –– OPZIJ

‘Even though the fictionalisation of this true story seems minimal, its execution is certainly sophisticated.’ –– Vrij Nederland

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