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Editor, Translator Discuss “All Russians Love Birch Trees”

The Publishing the World book club is hosted monthly. From Left: Aniella Perold, Editor for Cretus Magazine and a French–English translator, Michelle Landau, intern at the German Book Office, Marjorie Dewitt, Editor at Other Press, Eva Bacon, German–English translator, Samantha Steele, Literary Agent at the French Publisher's Agency and co-founder of PTW, Brittany Hazelwood, co-founder of PTW, Samantha Mandel, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, Marc Holzenbecher, Publisher, Still Magazin, and Marshall Yarbrough from Terry Tobias agency and German–English translator. Not pictured are Natalija Pavlovic, intern at Seven Stories and French–English translator and Christiana Hills, French–English translator.

The editor and translator of Olga Grjasnowa’s All Russians Love Birch Trees, as part of the Publishing the World book club, reflect on the novel and publication.

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Amazon Trio: New German Imprint, Kindle Drop, Higher Prime

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Amazon news this week includes the launch of a new German language publishing imprint, lower Kindle sales for 2013, and a hike in the price of Prime.

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German Author Christoph Hein Honors US Publisher Sara Bershtel

L to R: Juliana Camfield (Director, Deutsches Haus at NYU), Philip Boehm (translator), Sara Bershtel (Publisher, Metropolitan Books), Prof. Friedrich Ulfers (NYU)

In this speech, German author Christoph Hein examines the importance of literature and honors Metropolitan Books’ publisher Sara Bershtel for her work in bringing German literature to the USA.

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5th Festival Neue Literatur to Bring German Authors to NYC

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The fifth annual Festival Neue Literatur begins in NYC on February 28 with a series of readings and discussions with German-language authors.

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Celebrate 15 Years of German Book Office New York


On December 11, the German Book Office New York will celebrate 15 years promoting German literature in North America and connecting the German and American publishing industries.

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Sara Bershtel Wins Friedrich Ulfers Prize Ahead of Festival Neue Literatur

Author Monique Truong, festival curator Tess Lewis, festival director Brittany Hazelwood, and Deutsches Haus at NYU director Martin Rauchbauer

Metropolitan Books publisher Sara Bershtel will receive the 2014 Friedrich Ulfers Prize for her contributions to German literature in the USA. The prize is part of NYC’s Festival Neue Literatur.

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Terézia Mora Wins the 2013 German Book Prize

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On Monday evening, the jury of the German Book Prize announced Terézia Mora as the 2013 winner for her novel, Das Ungeheuer. Mora will receive at 25,000 euro prize.

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Discover the German Book Prize 2013 Finalists

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The finalists for the 2013 German Book Prize range from historical fiction to explorations of contemporary love and a brutal future for planet Earth. Find out the winner on October 7 in Frankfurt.

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Germany’s Netizens Have Not Abandoned the Book


At Berlin’s re:publica conference netizens showed their continuing enthusiasm for the book at talks dedicated to library digitization, metadata, and how the internet is changing literary writing.

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“A Short History of Nuclear Folly” is GBO’s Book of the Month for May


The German Book Office’s May Book of the Month is A Short History of Nuclear Folly by Rudolph Herzog, son of famous filmmaker Werner Herzog.

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