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                                                                                   Munich,	April	2010

    Dear Friends and Colleagues,

    please	find	enclosed	details	of	our	Foreign	Rights	Catalogue	introducing	you	to	all	the	
    titles	published	this	spring	for	which	Hanser	holds	international	rights.
    First	of	all	we	are	overwhelmed	by	the	two	hundred	licenses	we	were	able	to	sell	after	the	
    Nobel	Prize	was	awarded	to	Herta	Müller	last	year.	Thanks	to	all	of	you	who	made	this	

    And	I	am	also	glad	that	there	are	many	other	excellent	authors	on	offer	from	us	that	are	
    still	to	discover.	One	of	them	surely	is	Arno	Geiger	who	has	now	just	published	All about
    Sally,	praised	as	psychologically	clever,	beautiful	and	marvelous	by	the	critics.

    Zsolnay	Deuticke	has	a	very	strong	spring	with	H.G.	Adler’s	debut	novel	Panorama	which	
    is	well	worth	to	be	rediscovered.	Written	back	in	1948	Panorama	brings	to	life	Adler’s	own	
    biography	from	a	sheltered	upbringing	of	a	child	in	Prague	to	finding	shelter	in	Launceston	
    Castle	in	England.

    In	non-fiction	please	have	a	look	at	Barbara	Beuys’	sensational	biography	of	Sophie	Scholl	
    that	takes	into	account	many	newly	discovered	sources.		There	is	a	book	by	the	great		
    Nordic	author	Einar	Már	Gudmundsson	on	the	crisis	in	Iceland	titled	Country for Sale	
    and	one	by	Nagel	&	Kimche	author	Roger	de	Weck	asking	if	there	is	a	better	form	of		
    capitalism	After the crisis.
    The	Zsolnay	Deuticke	list	is	full	of	music	from	Gustav	Mahler	who	was	director	of	the	
    Vienna	State	Opera	as	is	Ioan	Holender	to	Robert	Schumann.

    We	look	forward	to	discussing	our	books	with	you.	If	you	have	any	questions,	please	
    contact	either	Hanser	or	our	agents,	as	listed	below.

    Friederike Barakat Claudia Horzella            Anne Brans       Annette Lechner
    Fiction / Non-Fiction Sanssouci, Fiction / N-F Children's Books Zsolnay / Deuticke  annette.lechner@


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              IN MIND
                                                                                           F I CTI O N

                                 Arno Geiger
                                 Alles über Sally
                                 All About Sally
                                 368 pages. Hardcover
                                 Publication date: February 8, 2010

    Sally knows what she wants.
    A stunning novel about love and marriage in our day

    Sally	isn’t	very	nice	to	her	husband	and	she	doesn’t	treat	her	lover	much	better.	But	she’s	
    smart,	charming	and	witty	–	exactly	the	sort	of	woman	you	want	to	know	everything	about:		
    a	dazzling	novel	on	adultery	in	the	era	of	short-term	partnerships.	
    Alfred	and	Sally	have	been	married	for	a	long	time;	they	have	three	almost	grown-up	children	
    and	carry	a	fair	amount	of	emotional	baggage	and	miscellaneous	memories	with	them.	In	
    1977,	Sally	lands	a	job	at	the	cultural	institute	in	Cairo,	and	finds	a	husband,	Alfred,	there	too.	
    From	then	on,	life	becomes	far	too	quiet	as	far	as	she	is	concerned.	
    But	when	their	house	in	the	Viennese	suburbs	is	burgled,	it’s	not	just	their	ordered	domestic	
    lives	that	are	turned	upside	down:	Sally	is	suddenly	filled	with	defiance	and	a	need	for	more	
    excitement	in	her	life,	so	she	embarks	on	an	affair	with	Alfred’s	best	friend.	But	is	it	enough	
    to	just	change	men?	Alfred	refuses	to	let	the	love	of	his	life	go	without	putting	up	a	fight,	so	
    he	finally	asks	himself	the	crucial	question:	what	is	this	life	that	we’ve	been	leading	together?	
    And	what	do	I	really	know	about	this	woman,	after	almost	thirty	years	together?	Arno	Geiger	
    completely	rewrites	the	great	betrayal	novel,	using	commanding	realism	and	comic	harshness	
    to	tell	the	story	of	a	love	that	doesn’t	end	at	the	altar,	but	really	only	begins	there.	

    Arno Geiger
    was	born	1968	in	Bregenz	and	lives	in	Vienna.	Previous	publications	at	Hanser	include	the	
    novels	Es geht uns gut	(2005),	and	most	recently,	Anna nicht vergessen (2007),	a	collection	
    of	short	stories.	His	work	has	won	him	the	Friedrich	Hölderlin	Prize	(2005),	the	German	
    Book	Prize	(2005),	and	the	Johann	Peter	Hebbel	Prize	(2008).

    Sales to Foreign Countries
    France	(Gallimard),	Italy	(Bompiani),	Holland	(Bezige	Bij)
    Es geht uns gut:	China	(Shanghai	Joint	Publishing),	Denmark	(Husets),	France	(Gallimard),	
    Greece	(Psichogios),	Hungary	(Europa),	Italy	(Bompiani),	Macedonia	(Tri),	Netherlands	
    (Bezige	Bij),	Norway	(Aschehoug),	Poland	(Muza),	Romania	(Curtea	Veche),	Russia	(Fluid),	
    Slovenia	(Zavod	Litera),	Spain	(Castilian:	El	Aleph,	Catalan:	Grup	62),	USA	(Ariadne	Press)
    Anna nicht vergessen:	Italy	(Bompiani),	Serbia	(VBZ	Beograd)
                                                                                          F I CTI O N

                                Annika Reich
                                Durch den Wind
                                Rattled by the Wind
                                336 pages. Hardcover
                                Publication date: February 8, 2010

    And when does real life start?
    Four women in their mid-thirties in Berlin

    In	Berlin,	four	girlfriends	are	searching	for	love,	and	for	real	life.	Surely,	now	that	they’ve	
    reached	their	mid-thirties,	it’s	finally	going	to	start	happening	for	them?	But	instead,	all		
    four	are	at	odds	with	themselves	because	they	are	afraid	of	failure.
    Yoko	is	an	architect	from	Japan,	successful	and	self-assured.	She	only	ever	needs	a	man	for	
    one	night.	But	she	is	on	the	run	–	from	her	family,	and	from	the	death	of	her	father.	Friede-
    rike	is	a	nature-lover	and	a	bookworm,	but	she	is	also	in	love	with	a	man	who	unfortunately	
    only	loves	one	thing:	his	freedom.	So	she’s	a	long	way	from	her	dream	of	being	married	
    and	having	her	thesis	done	by	the	time	she	was	20.	Alison	always	seems	a	bit	distracted	–	for	
    her,	there	are	no	certainties.	Maybe	she	has	a	doppelganger.	Maybe	she	only	thinks	Victor	is	
    the	love	of	her	life.	Or	maybe	he’s	disappeared	while	on	a	business	trip	to	Japan.	Only	one	
    thing	is	certain:	she	follows	him	into	the	tangle	of	confusion	that	is	Tokyo.	Siri	is	beautiful,	
    vibrant,	and	miserable.	She	has	a	son	and	a	perfect	husband	who	does	everything	for	her,	
    and	she	despises	him	for	it.	When	her	seventy-year-old	grandmother	does	what	she	doesn’t	
    dare	to	do,	and	leaves	her	husband,	Siri’s	shaky	world	collapses	completely.	Does	the	older	
    generation	really	have	more	courage	than	the	younger	set?	
    With	wit,	melancholy	and	intelligence,	Annika	Reich	accurately	portrays	a	generation	that	
    wants	something	new	but	is	faced	with	the	same	old	questions.	In	the	end,	the	four	women	
    come	to	a	realisation:	they	can	still	support	one	another	even	if	they	don’t	agree	on	some	
    things.	Ultimately,	everyone	has	to	learn	to	live	their	own	way.	
    »Her work has a power born of terror, but at the same time it is rich in beauty and
    a great joy for the reader.« Frankfurter	Allgemeine	am	Sonntag

    Annika Reich
    was	born	in	1973	in	Munich,	and	lives	in	Berlin.	She	studied	philosophy	and	ethnology		
    and	now	works	as	a	full-time	author,	essayist	and	visiting	lecturer.	Her	debut	novel	Teflon	
    appeared	in	2003.	
                                                                                             F I CTI O N

                                 Herta Müller
                                 Heute wär ich mir lieber nicht begegnet
                                 The Appointment
                                 240 pages. Hardcover
                                 Publication date: November 3, 2009

    On her way to an appointment to be questioned by the police, a young woman
    re-lives her life: a magnificent novel about the fate of an individual under a

    »I	have	been	summoned.«	A	young	woman	in	a	busy	Romanian	city	is	on	her	way	to	an	in-
    terrogation	by	the	secret	service.	She’s	travelled	this	way	by	tram	many	times	before,	but	this	
    time	she	feels	a	sense	of	foreboding,	and	so	has	packed	a	towel,	toothpaste	and	toothbrush.	
    On	her	way	there	she	thinks	back	on	her	life:	growing	up	in	the	provinces,	the	almost	sexual	
    longing	for	her	father,	her	grandparents’	deportation,	the	fleeting	moments	of	happiness	
    she	has	experienced	with	Paul,	even	though	his	heavy	drinking	is	causing	problems	between	
    them.	Outside,	rigid	clocks	show	the	unstoppable	passage	of	time:	tramway	stations,	passen-
    gers	getting	on	and	off,	streets	rolling	by.	All	this	ought	to	act	as	a	distraction,	yet	everything	
    seems	to	lead	inexorably	back	to:	»I	have	been	summoned.«	But	today	the	driver	doesn’t	
    stop	at	the	station	where	she’s	meant	to	get	off.	And,	for	the	first	time,	she	decides	not	to		
    go	to	her	appointment	with	the	police.	

    Herta Müller
    was	born	in	Nitzkydorf,	Romania,	in	1953,	and	has	been	living	in	Berlin	since	1987.	Her	
    works	have	all	been	published	by	Hanser,	most	recently	the	novel	Atemschaukel	(2009).		
    The	author	has	been	awarded	numerous	prizes,	both	in	Germany	and	abroad.	She	is	the	
    winner	of	the	2009	Nobel	Prize	for	Literature.

    Sales to Foreign Countries
    Arabic	(GEBO),	Brazil	(Globo),	China	(Fonghong),	Finland	(Tammi),	France	(Métailié),	
    Greece	(Kastaniotis),	Italy	(Feltrinelli),	Lithuania	(Versus),	Netherlands	(De	Geus),	Poland	
    (Czarne),	Portugal	(Dom	Quixote),	Russia	(Amphora),	Sweden	(Wahlström	&	Widstrand),	
    Spain	(Siruela),	Taiwan	(China	Times),	USA	(Holt)
                                                                                        F I CTI O N

                                Herta Müller
                                176 pages. Hardcover
                                Publication date: March 8, 2010

    Nadirs is the book that made Herta Müller famous overnight: an immediately
    ruthless and yet poetic study of a forgotten country

    Nadirs	was	Herta	Müller’s	debut	novel,	and	yet	it	is,	in	the	words	of	F.C.	Delius:	»a	power-
    fully	written	literary	masterpiece	that	opened	up	a	blank	spot	on	the	map.«	In	haunting	
    scenes,	Müller	vividly	describes	the	life	of	the	German-speaking	minority	in	communist	
    Romania,	painting	it	as	a	sinister	anti-idyll	within	an	enclave	defined	by	fear	and	hatred,		
    intolerance	and	inflexibility.	Dense,	poetic	language	delineates	a	village	life	without	a		
    trace	of	cosiness,	and	a	homeland	that	is	not	a	home;	as	a	result,	this	book	quickly	became	
    famous	as	the	relentless	chronicle	of	a	sinking	world,	and	constitutes	the	foundations	of	a	
    work	that	has	unfolded	ever	more	widely	since	then.	Nadirs	was	published	in	an	abridged	
    edition	in	Germany	in	1984	–	this	is	the	first	publication	of	Herta	Müller’s	debut	in	its		
    original	version.		

    Sales to Foreign Countries
    Arabic	(Kalima),	Brazil	(Globo),	China	(Fonghong),	Finland	(Tammi),		
    France	(Gallimard),	India	(Malayalam:	DC	Books),	Italy	(Feltrinelli),	Japan	(Sanshusha),		
    Korea	(Munhakdongne),	Spain	(Castilian:	Siruela/Santillana,	Punto	de	Lectura,		
    Catalan:	Bromera),	USA	(Nebraska	UP)
                                                                                        F I CTI O N

                               Milena Moser
                               464 pages. Hardcover
                               Publication date: February 8, 2010

     We all want the same thing. And we’ve all got it hidden away in a drawer.
    “I’ve always had more luck with men who don’t read books.”
     Funny, off-beat, enchanting – The new novel by Milena Moser

    After many years living a secluded life in the country, well-known author Mimosa
    Mein returns to the public eye once again: as a judge on the panel of a TV talent
    show. She is confronted with the real life stories of people who will literally stop
    at nothing in order to become famous. And Mimosa Mein risks almost everything
    to help them. A moving, witty novel about writing and ambition, friendship and
    betrayal, and life’s treacherous coincidences.

    For	a	long	time,	successful	writer	Mimosa	Mein	has	turned	her	back	on	the	media	circus.	
    However,	through	her	novels	she	has	gained	a	reputation	as	a	rampant	man-eater	with	a	
    lavish	lifestyle.	She	is	taken	by	complete	surprise	when	she’s	asked	to	be	a	judge	on	the	TV	
    show	»Switzerland’s	Next	Writing	Star«	–	the	programme	editor	is	convinced	that,	as	a	scan-
    dal-ridden	has-been,	surely	the	candidates’	strengths	and	weaknesses	will	be	all-too	familiar	
    to	her.	As	Mimosa	gets	to	know	the	aspiring	writing	stars,	she	becomes	more	and	more	
    fascinated	by	their	different	motives	and	life	stories.	One	competitor	writes	as	a	form	of	
    therapy,	another	hopes	to	escape	the	drudgery	of	her	housewife	existence	with	the	dream	of	
    a	bestseller	–	and	the	writings	of	a	third	contestant	are	strangely	reminiscent	of	a	man	who	
    disappeared	under	the	most	mysterious	circumstances	many	years	ago.

    »Cheeky and whimsical – Milena Moser’s novels are cult.«        Freundin	magazine

    Milena Moser
    born	in	1963	in	Zurich,	trained	as	a	bookseller	and	went	on	to	work	as	a	journalist.	Today	
    she	is	one	of	Switzerland’s	most	successful	authors.	Among	her	best-known	novels	are		
    Die Putzfraueninsel	(1991),	Schlampenyoga	(2005),	and	Stutenbiss	(2007).
                                                                          B EAR I N M I N D

                                Sibylle Berg
                                Der Mann schläft
                                Man, Asleep
                                Novel. 312 pages. Hardcover
                                Publication date: August 17, 2009

    A man loves a woman, and so she loves him back. What more can anyone hope
    for in this harsh and hostile world, in which almost everyone is unhappy, and with
    good reason? But when the man vanishes without trace, we can’t help wondering
    if there isn’t something awfully strange going on.

    A	young	woman	is	slowly	getting	older,	but	to	her,	it	seems	all	too	fast.	The	men	in	her	life	
    seem	to	be	getting	younger	every	day	–	although,	sadly,	no	more	intelligent.	The	world	is	
    vacuous	and	heartless,	and	love	is	just	a	marketing	tool	for	selling	soap	powder.	But	then	the	
    unthinkable	happens	–	she	meets	‘him’,	her	perfect	man,	the	only	one	who	can	truly	make	
    her	happy.	»He	wasn’t	particularly	handsome,	nor	was	he	rich.	Apart	from	making	me	feel	I	
    was	lovable,	he	had	nothing	much	going	for	him	that	I	can	think	of	at	all.«	But	then	she	gets	
    a	reckless	idea	stuck	in	her	head:	»We	should	go	away	together,	I	thought,	as	I	got	into	bed,	
    clambering	up	to	lie	along	the	mountain	range	that	was	his	belly.	We	should	travel.«	Why	do	
    we	seek	change	when	we	are	happy	the	way	things	are?	Why	couldn’t	she	just	stay	put?	They	
    end	up	stuck	on	an	island	with	a	well-kept	beach	in	some	remote	corner	of	China,	when	the	
    man	suddenly	disappears.	Only	the	woman	is	left,	and	she	goes	in	search	of	him.
    Sibylle	Berg	presents	a	tale	of	modern	love,	using	images	that	are	at	once	melancholic	and	
    malicious	to	describe	a	world	where	our	only	hope	of	survival	is	not	to	be	alone	–	a	world	
    that	shows	no	mercy	to	a	woman	who,	in	spite	of	everything,	refuses	to	surrender	her	

    »Man, asleep is by turns cynical, melancholic and tender – a novel at once brutally
    honest and profoundly unsettling in its trenchant compulsion to put everything – itself
    included – under the diagnostic microscope. Berg holds up a mirror to the reader, catch-
    ing them out with their unspoken feelings: 'It’s not as if I was so impressed by my own
    soul as to wish for another sharing the same inadequacies'.« Frankfurter	Allgemeine	Zeitung

    Sibylle Berg
    was	born	in	Weimar	and	lives	in	Zurich.	Her	most	recent	publications	are	the	novels	Ende
    gut	(2004)	and	Die Fahrt	(2007).	In	2008	she	was	awarded	the	Wolfgang	Koeppen	Prize.		
    Man, Asleep	is	the	first	of	her	novels	to	be	published	by	Hanser.	
                                                                                         F I CTI O N

                               H. G. Adler
                               Novel. 624 pages. Hardcover
                               Publication date: March 8, 2010

    From his childhood in Prague in the early 1900s up to his emigration to England
    – the rediscovery of H.G. Adler’s great autobiographical novel Panorama to mark
    the 100th anniversary of his birth on July 2nd 2010.

    H.	G.	Adler,	the	Prague-born	author	and	friend	of	Elias	Canetti	during	their	London	
    days,	is	well	worth	rediscovering.	Panorama,	his	debut	novel,	written	between	June	and	
    November	1948,	consists	of	ten	frequently	satirical	panoramic	pictures	telling	the	story	of	
    Josef	Kramer’s	life,	and	is	unmistakably	an	authorial	projection.	He	describes	the	sheltered	
    upbringing	of	a	child	in	a	town	that	soon	becomes	identifiable	as	Prague,	and	brings	to	life	
    a	Bohemian	village	by	the	name	of	Umlowitz,	the	Masonic	institute	in	Dresden-Striesen,	
    and	the	»tower	rooms«	of	a	mystical	Czech	photographer	that	is	known	to	the	locals	as	the	
    »Culture	House«.	He	also	portrays	the	forced	labour	camps	and	the	concentration	camps	of	
    Auschwitz	and	Langenstein–Zwieberge,	and,	at	the	very	end,	Launceston	Castle	in	England.	

    H.	G.	Adler’s	book,	according	to	the	epilogue	by	his	son	Jeremy,	is	»perhaps	the	last	novel	
    of	the	so-called	Prague	school.	This	affiliation	becomes	apparent	–	inadvertently	and	unin-
    tentionally	–	in	the	name	of	the	hero,	which	is	reminiscent	of	Josef	K.	in	Kafka’s	The Trial.«	

    »H.G. Adler’s works ... survive as a magnificent achievement of courage, art, and
    the stubborn will to survive.« Peter	Demetz

    H. G. Adler
    born	in	1910	in	Prague	and	died	in	London	in	1988.	He	was	one	of	the	last	universal		
    scholars	of	the	twentieth	century.	An	Auschwitz	survivor,	he	wrote	definitive	books	on		
    Theresienstadt	concentration	camp	and	the	terrors	of	totalitarian	bureaucracy.	Zsolnay		
    published	the	novels	Die unsichtbare Wand	(1989)	and	Eine Reise	(1999).
    Sales to Foreign Countries
    English	Worldrights	(Random	House,	USA)
    Eine Reise:	English	Worldrights	(Random	House,	USA),	France	(Bourgois),	Spain	(Circulo	
    de	Lectores/Galaxia	Gutenberg),	Italy	(Fazi),	Israel	(Kinneret),	CZ	(Barrister)
                                                                                           F I CTI O N

                                Andrea Winkler
                                Drei, vier Töne, nicht mehr.
                                Just Three or Four Notes, Not More.
                                Eleven summons
                                160 pages. Hardcover
                                Publication date: February 8, 2010

    Eleven times a woman begins to remember, speaking to a man who isn’t there
    as though he were at her side, and struggles to defend herself against forgetting

    Since	making	her	debut	four	years	ago,	Andrea	Winkler	has	become	one	of	the	most	highly	
    regarded	Austrian	writers	of	the	younger	generation.	Her	writing	is	in	deliberate	contrast	to	
    the	standard	narrative	flow,	and	with	her	keen	attention	to	detail	she	succeeds	in	creating	
    an	incredible	linguistic	undertow,	which	carries	the	reader	along	in	its	wake	and	keeps	them	
    spellbound	until	the	very	last	page.

    In	her	latest	book,	eleven	times	the	protagonist	tries	to	remember.	She	is	troubled	by	the	
    loss	of	a	beloved	man,	experiencing	an	intense	emotional	pain	resulting	from	a	parting	
    that	never	took	place.	It	is	precisely	this	trauma	and	her	fear	of	losing	herself	that	drives	
    her	to	retrace	their	steps	into	the	past	–	all	that	is	left	to	her	of	their	encounters.	No	matter	
    whether	she	pauses	for	a	moment	on	a	park	bench,	walks	down	a	road,	or	sits	on	a	swing,	
    she	always	talks	to	the	absent	man	as	though	he	were	just	beside	her,	as	if	their	story	toge-
    ther	could	start	again:	»Come	closer	and	share	my	confusion,	my	appetite	for	a	life	that	can	
    still	be	squandered,	the	desire	for	something	unexpected.«	

    Andrea Winkler
    born	in	1972	in	Freistadt,	Upper	Austria.	She	studied	German	and	drama	in	Vienna,	where	
    she	now	lives	and	works	as	a	full-time	author.	She	is	the	recipient	of	numerous	awards,	
    including	the	Abraham	Woursell	Award	and	the	Elias	Canetti	Stipend.	Her	previous		
    publications:	Arme Närrchen	(2006),	Hanna und ich	(2008).
                                                                                        F I CTI O N

                               Paulus Hochgatterer
                               Das Matratzenhaus
                               The Mattress House
                               Novel. 294 pages. Hardcover
                               Publication date: February 8, 2010

    Child abuse in a provincial town – Raffael Horn and Ludwig Kovacs, the unusual
    investigator team from Paulus Hochgatterer’s bestseller Die Süße des Lebens, are
    back on the job.

    It	is	springtime	in	Fürth-am-See.	The	restaurants	open	up	their	gardens	and	get	out	the	
    parasols.	Psychiatrist	Raffael	Horn	spreads	bark	mulch	among	the	roses	and	worries	that	
    his	wife	may	be	cheating	on	him.	Detective	Superintendent	Kovacs	goes	fishing	and	thinks	
    about	the	imminent	visit	from	his	daughter.	But	suddenly	dark	clouds	materialise	in	the	
    midst	of	this	idyllic	spring.	A	young	man	falls	to	his	death	from	a	scaffold.	An	abused	child	
    is	taken	to	the	police,	and	it	soon	becomes	clear	that	this	is	not	an	isolated	case.	Horn	and	
    Kovacs	throw	themselves	into	finding	the	culprit	before	matters	escalate	further	–	but	this	
    isn’t	an	easy	task,	as	all	they	have	to	go	on	is	a	vague	description	of	the	offender.	Paulus	
    Hochgatterer	proves	once	again	that	he	is	one	of	the	leading	contemporary	authors	on	the	
    German-speaking	literary	scene.

    »Not just your run-of-the-mill thriller, but a story about life and about what chasms
    you can end up in if you lose your way.« WDR

    »He is Austria’s answer to David Lynch.«      3sat	Kulturzeit

    Paulus Hochgatterer
    born	in	1961,	lives	as	a	writer	and	child	psychiatrist	in	Vienna.	He	has	been	awarded		
    several	prizes.	Previous	publications	at	Deuticke:	Caretta Caretta	(1999),	Über Raben	(2002),	
    Eine kurze Geschichte vom Fliegenfischen	(2003),	and	Die Süße des Lebens	(2006)	for	
    which	he	received	the	European	Literature	Prize	2009.	

    Sales to Foreign Countries
    UK/USA	(MacLehose	Press/Quercus),	CZ	(Host)
    Die Süße des Lebens:	UK/USA	(MacLehose	Press/Quercus),	France	(Quidam),	Italy		
    (Giulio	Perrone),	NL	(De	Fontein),	CZ	(Host),	Greece	(Editions	Drepania),	Bulgaria		
    (IG	Elias	Canetti),	Korea	(Eunhaengnamu)
                                                                                            F I CTI O N

                                Daniel Glattauer
                                Gut gegen Nordwind / Alle sieben Wellen
                                Windproof / All Seven Waves
                                Novel. 446 pages. Hardcover
                                Publication date: March 8, 2010

    Daniel Glattauers bestselling novels in one volume.
    With over 1 million copies sold in the German territories and translation rights
    granted to more than 30 countries, Daniel Glattauer’s e-mail novels Gut gegen
    Nordwind and Alle sieben Wellen prove that his readership has taken Emmi and
    Leo to their hearts.

    In	daily	life,	is	there	a	safer	space	for	secret	longings	than	virtual	reality?	Leo	Leike	mista-
    kenly	receives	e-mails	from	an	unknown	woman	called	Emmi.	Being	polite,	he	replies,	and	
    because	Emmi	is	attracted	by	him,	she	writes	back.	After	several	e-mails	it	seems	only	a	
    matter	of	time	until	they	will	meet	in	person	but	the	prospect	stirs	them	both	so	profound-
    ly	that	they	prefer	to	postpone	it	just	a	little	bit	longer.	Also,	Emmi	is	married,	and	Leo	still	
    digesting	a	failed	relationship.	And,	after	all:	Will	the	emotions	sent,	received	and	stored,	
    survive	the	test	of	a	»real«	encounter?	And	if	so,	what	then?

    »One of the most enchanting and bright dialogues about love in contemporary
    literature«. Der	Spiegel

    Daniel Glattauer
    born	1960	in	Vienna,	has	been	a	journalist	since	1985	and	is	the	author	of	several	novels		
    all	published	by	Deuticke,	among	them	Der Weihnachtshund	(2001)	and	Darum	(2002).

    Sales to Foreign Countries
    Arabic	World	rights	(Kalima),	Bulgaria	(Obsidian	Press),	Catalan	(La	Campana),	China	
    (Thinkingdom),	Croatia	(Znanje),	CZ	(Host),	English	Worldrights	(MacLehose	Press/Quer-
    cus),	Finland	(Atena),	France	(Grasset),	Greece	(Psichogios);	Hungary	(Park	kiado),	Indone-
    sia	(Darboek),	Israel	(Keter),	Italy	(Feltrinelli),	Japan	(Sanshusha),	Korea	(Munhakdongne),	
    Latvia	(Zvaigzne	ABC),	Lithuania	(Alma	Littera),	Netherlands	(Wereldbibliotheek),	Norway	
    (Font	Forlag),	Poland	(Publicat),	Romania	(Pandora),	Russia	(Eksmo),	Serbia	(Laguna),	
    Slovakia	(Tatran),	Slovenia	(Cankarjeva),	Spanish	Worldrights	(Alfaguara),	Taiwan	(Business	
    Weekly),	Turkey	(Kanat),	Vietnam	(V-Point)
                                                                      C R I M E F I CTI O N

                               Christian Mähr
                               Alles Fleisch ist Gras
                               All Flesh is Grass
                               Novel. 400 pages. Hardcover
                               Publication date: February 8, 2010

    The transformation of evil into garden soil.

    Chief Inspector Nathanael Weiß doesn’t have any firm religious convictions
    – other than the belief that all people are basically evil.

    Roland	Mathis	is	blackmailing	Anton	Galba	and	his	employee	Helga	after	finding	out	
    about	their	affair	–	but	then	he	falls	down	the	stairs	and	dies.	In	a	panic,	Galba,	who	is		
    manager	of	the	sewage	treatment	plant	at	Dornbirn,	gets	rid	of	the	corpse	in	a	waste	shred-
    der.	The	police	investigate	the	death,	and	before	long	superintendent	Nathaniel	Weiß		
    appears	on	the	scene	–	he	suspects	Galba	from	the	very	beginning.	But	there	is	someone	
    Weiß	would	be	happy	to	see	disappear:	Ludwig	Stadler,	wealthy	and	violent,	the	man	his	
    wife	left	him	for.	Galba	can	think	of	no	alternative	and	so	he	agrees,	in	the	hope	that’ll	
    be	the	end	of	the	matter.	But	for	Weiß	it’s	only	the	beginning:	he’s	hell-bent	on	exposing	
    society’s	vermin	and	exterminating	them.	It’s	not	hard	to	find	collaborators	for	this	noble	
    mission	–	and	they	all	murder	happily	after.

    »With cynical acuity, Mähr explores the inner life of his tainted heroes«.   Der	Spiegel

    Christian Mähr
    born	in	1952	in	Nofels,	near	Feldkirch	in	Austria.	He	lives	in	Dornbirn	and	is	a	beekeeper,	
    doctor	of	chemistry,	writer	and	journalist.	His	previous	publications	include:	Magister
    Dorn	(1987),	Fatous Staub	(1991),	Simon fliegt (1998),	Die letzte Insel	(2001),	Vergessene
    Erfindungen. Warum fährt die Natronlok nicht mehr?	(2002).	His	novel	Semmlers Deal	
    was	published	by	Deuticke	in	2008.
                                                                                         F I CTI O N

                                Elfriede Hammerl
                                Alles falsch gemacht
                                Got it All Wrong
                                Collected columns. 240 pages. Hardcover
                                Publication date: March 8, 2010

    “In keeping with the time-honoured journalistic maxim that dog bites man is
     not newsworthy, while man bites dog is more likely to generate interest, there’s
     plenty of media coverage given to men who fight for their children.”
    Elfriede	Hammerl

    Elfriede	Hammerl’s	columns	have	been	appearing	in	the	magazine	profil	for	25	years,	and	
    have	become	a	piece	of	contemporary	history.	Every	week,	the	journalist	and	author	writes	
    about	her	perspective	on	scenes	from	our	everyday	life,	with	great	commitment	given	to	
    those	she	sees	as	socially	disadvantaged	–	such	as	the	female	of	the	species.

    She	examines	income	differentials,	bizarre	arguments	for	»size	zero«,	bad	nerves,	the	
    truant’s	mother,	environmental	polluters	and	the	educational	elite.	Elfriede	Hammerl	also	
    has	a	penchant	for	looking	into	media	hypes	such	as	the	»power	woman«,	who	is	useful	to	
    exemplify	one	thing	above	all:	women	who	don’t	manage	to	reconcile	the	demands	of	jugg-
    ling	work	and	family,	while	earning	less	than	their	male	colleagues	in	exactly	the	same	jobs,	
    have	simply	got	it	all	wrong!	As	relevant	as	ever,	an	assorted	selection	of	Elfriede	Hammer’s	
    articles,	describing	life	with	a	good	dose	of	irony,	are	presented	here	together	for	the	first	

    Elfriede Hammerl
    lives	near	Vienna.	She	studied	German	and	drama,	and	works	as	a	features	writer	for		
    profil, stern, Vogue, Cosmopolitan	and	the	daily	Kurier	and	has	written	numerous	scripts	
    for	television.	Previous	publications	at	Deuticke	include:	Mausi oder das Leben ist
    ungerecht (2002),	Wunderbare Valerie	(2003),	Der verpasste Mann	(2004),	Müde bin
    ich Känguru (2006),	and	Hotel Mama	(2007).
                                                                        C R I M E F I CTI O N

                                Sabine Scholl
                                Giftige Kleider
                                Toxic Fashion
                                Novel. 268 pages. Hardcover
                                Publication date: February 8, 2010

    The first case in the “Fashion Victims” series – a woman meets her death in a
    dirndl dress!

    Gina	Sonnenfels,	former	model	and	fashion	journalist	from	Austria,	lives	in	Berlin	and	
    occasionally	uses	her	insider	knowledge	of	the	fashion	world	to	help	out	Steffen	Rheinsberg,	
    superintendent	with	the	Berlin	force.	

    This	time,	the	case	is	highly	charged:	Gerlinde	Presenhuber,	an	employee	of	the	Austrian	
    embassy,	is	found	dead	in	the	middle	of	a	tourist	fair,	clad	in	her	traditional	dirndl	dress.	
    This	murder	must	be	solved	quickly	to	avoid	irrevocable	damage,	both	to	the	reputation	
    of	the	Alpine	republic	and	the	image	of	the	traditional	clothing	industry.Gina	struggles	her	
    way	through	a	veritable	sea	of	suspects	–	the	murder	victim	had	a	busy	social	life,	and	pos-
    sibilities	for	the	guilty	party	range	from	the	drug-addled	dirndl	designer	to	the	victim’s	best	
    friend,	and	all	the	way	to	her	waiter	boyfriend	–	but	she	doesn’t	realise	that	she	is	in	acute	
    danger	of	becoming	the	next	victim.	

    The	renowned	author	presents	her	crime	thriller	debut	featuring	the	unconventional	investi-
    gator	Gina	Sonnenfels	–	the	first	case	of	a	series	with	real	cult	potential.	

    Sabine Scholl
    born	in	1959	in	Upper	Austria,	studied	German,	history	and	drama	in	Vienna.	She	has		
    been	a	full-time	writer	since	1990,	as	well	as	holding	lectureships	at	several	higher	education	
    institutes,	including	the	German	Institute	of	Literature	in	Leipzig,	and	the	University	of		
    Applied	Arts	in	Vienna.	She	has	lived	in	Chicago,	New	York	and	Japan,	and	currently		
    resides	in	Berlin.	Her	work	includes:	Die Geheimen Aufzeichnungen Marinas	(2000),		
    Sehnsucht Manhattan	(2004),	Sprachlos in Japan – Notizen zur Globalen Seele	(2007).		
    She	has	received	many	awards,	including:	Austrian	Stipend	for	Literature	(1995),	Adalbert	
    Stifter	Grant	(2000),	and	Elias	Canetti	Stipend	(2006).	

                     IN MIND
                                                                              B I O G R A P HY

                                Barbara Beuys
                                Sophie Scholl
                                A biography
                                496 pages, illustrated. Hardcover
                                Publication date: February 8, 2010

    »Barbara Beuys has mastered the difficult art of communicating highly complex
    historical subjects in a manner both sophisticated and captivating.« DIE	ZEIT
    From a sheltered upbringing to her exciting university days, from leader in the
    Hitler Youth to resistance fighter – the first ever comprehensive biography of
    Sophie Scholl (1921–1943), the icon of the German Resistance Movement, is writ-
    ten with masterly skill, drawing on extensive research of newly discovered sources.

    We	think	we	know	everything	about	Sophie	Scholl.	Scenes	from	the	film	have	imprinted	
    themselves	in	our	memory:	how	she	was	sentenced	to	death	and	executed	by	the	infamous	
    »Volksgerichtshof«	(People’s	Court)	in	Munich	in	February	1943,	because	she,	her	brother,	
    and	a	group	of	like-minded	people	had	distributed	leaflets	criticising	Adolf	Hitler’s	criminal	
    regime.	But	in	fact	the	handful	of	books	on	Sophie	Scholl,	most	of	them	aimed	at	younger	
    readers,	are	based	on	just	a	small	number	of	assorted	documents.	It	was	not	until	2005	that	
    the	Munich	Institute	for	Contemporary	History	made	the	collected	letters	of	Sophie’s	sister,	
    Inge	Aicher-Scholl,	accessible	to	the	public.	Barbara	Beuys	was	the	first	to	analyse	this	extra-
    ordinary	historical	legacy	with	a	focus	on	Sophie	Scholl.
    Sophie	Scholl’s	path	from	dedicated	leader	in	the	Hitler	Youth	movement	to	courageous	
    opponent	of	the	Nazi	regime	was	far	longer,	and	more	conflict-ridden	and	circuitous	than	
    previously	assumed.	Framed	by	colourful	descriptions	of	everyday	life	at	the	time	of	Nazi	
    rule,	Barbara	Beuys	tells	the	story	of	an	adolescent	growing	up	–	caught	between	a	love	of	
    life	and	personal	crises,	on	the	radical	quest	for	a	merciful	God,	comforted	by	the	power	of	
    music,	and	defined	by	the	aspiration	to	always	put	thought	above	emotion.	

    Barbara Beuys
    born	in	1943,	studied	history,	philosophy	and	sociology.	She	was	an	editor	for	Stern		
    magazine	and	the	prestigious	weekly	Die Zeit.	She	has	published	over	a	dozen	books,		
    including	Familienleben in Deutschland. Vergesst uns nicht (Menschen im Widerstand
    1933-45),	as	well	as	definitive	biographies	of	Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, Hildegard
    von Bingen,	and,	most	recently,	Paula Moderson-Becker.	Barbara	Beuys	lives	in	Cologne.
                                                                       C U LTU RAL H I STO RY

                                Wolfgang Kemp
                                Foreign Affairs
                                The adventures of an assortment of literary
                                men from England in Germany, 1900–1945
                                384 pages with illustrations. Hardcover
                                Publication date: March 8, 2010

    What enticed English writers to Germany? A fascinating slice of cultural history

    A fantastic example of European cultural history, and a surprising perspective on
    Germany: Wolfgang Kemp describes how English men of letters experienced the
    country between 1900 and 1945.

    Why	Germany	of	all	places?	A	hundred	years	ago	there	were	many	good	reasons	for	English	
    writers	to	cross	the	Channel	and	travel	along	the	Rhine,	spend	a	few	weeks	in	Berlin,	tour	
    the	island	of	Rügen,	or	visit	the	famous	health	resort	of	Bad	Wörishofen.	Taking	the	waters	
    at	a	spa	never	did	anyone	any	harm,	particularly	if	it	was	likely	to	include	the	occasional	
    amorous	digression	far	away	from	your	strait-laced	home	country.	These	adventures	have	
    been	immortalised	in	the	novels	of	Elizabeth	von	Armin	and	Katherine	Mansfield.	Wolf-
    gang	Kemp	is	the	first	to	collate	the	experiences	of	literary	men	from	England	who	came	to	
    Germany	in	the	first	half	of	the	20th	century,	and	he	made	some	amazing	discoveries	along	
    the	way.	His	book	tells	the	story	of	a	complex	relationship:	while	Germany	held	an	irresisti-
    ble	fascination	for	its	British	guests,	it	remained	foreign	territory	to	them.	Stephen	Spender,	
    Christopher	Isherwood,	W.H.	Auden,	Ezra	Pound	and	Samuel	Beckett	–	from	their	works	
    we	can	glean	a	picture	of	life	in	Germany	at	the	time,	one	that	is	only	possible	from	an	
    external	perspective.

    Wolfgang Kemp
    born	in	1946	in	Frankfurt,	is	professor	of	art	history	at	Hamburg	University.	His	previous	
    publications	at	Hanser:	John Ruskin (Leben und Werk. 1819 – 1983),	and	Vertrauliche
    Berichte über den Verkauf einer Kommode und andere Kunstgeschichten (2002).

    Sales to Foreign Countries
    John Ruskin:	USA	(Farrar,	Straus	&	Giroux)
                                                                              LITE RARY E SSAY

                                  Einar Már Gudmundsson
                                  Wie man ein Land in den Abgrund führt.
                                  Die Geschichte von Islands Ruin
                                  Country for Sale. The history of Iceland’s ruin
                                  208 pages. Hardcover
                                  Publication date: February 8, 2010

    A book on Iceland‘s way into financial desaster by one of Islands most famous

    In	autumn	2008	Iceland‘s	economy	collapsed.	For	years	the	country	had	financed	its	pros-
    perity	by	credits	and	speculations.	Then,	the	game	was	over.	The	state	and	the	banks	were	
    bankrupt,	the	population	was	left	deeply	shocked.
    This	was	when	the	Icelandic	author	Einar	Már	Gudmundsson	became	the	spokesman	of	his	
    country.	At	demonstrations	and	in	the	media	he	massively	accused	the	bankers	and	politi-
    cians.	These	speeches	and	articles	constitute	Country	for	sale,	a	furious,	but	also	sophistica-
    ted	portrait	of	the	»entrepreneurial	Vikings«	who	had	caused	the	crisis.	The	result	is	a	book	
    of	high	literary	quality	and	sharp	rhetoric,	an	adamant	criticism	on	capitalism.	

    Gudmundsson	tells	the	story	of	a	small	piece	of	the	ideal	world	which	suddenly	crumbled.	
    The	book	is	a	very	personal	document	of	an	author	and	a	father	of	five	children,	who	was	
    rather	uninterested	in	economic	policy	and	banking,	since	he	was	awoken	by	the	crisis	and	
    accepted	responsibility.

    »Outstanding essays on the crisis of the capitalism … an extremely well written book«
    Politiken,	Denmark
    »Einar Már Gudmundsson grabs the responsible politicians by the scruff of the neck … This is
    gripping, and you should listen when the most important contemporary author from Iceland
    rises to speak… His book is an outburst of fury, which trembles by rage.«
    Berlingske	Tidende,	Denmark

    Einar Már Gudmundsson
    one	of	the	great	Nordic	authors,	was	born	in	Reykjavík	in	1954.	He	studied	literature	and	
    history	and	worked	at	the	University	of	Copenhagen	for	six	years	before	he	returned	to	his	
    hometown.	His	novels	have	been	awarded	several	times,	the	novel	Englar alheimsins
    (Angels	of	the	Universe)	won	The	Nordic	Council’s	Literature	Prize	in	1995.
    Sales to Foreign Countries
    Denmark	(Informations	Forlag),	Iceland	(Forlagid),	Norway,	(Cappelen	Damm)
                                                                             N O N - F I CTI O N

                                Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
                                California Graffiti
                                Pictures from the Western end of the world
                                208 pages. Hardcover
                                Publication date: March 8, 2010

    America – Eternal myth and European dream

    German-born Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, who likes to refer to himself ironically as
    a “native Californian romantic”, portrays his adopted country and its ways of life.
    From his unique viewpoint, he is able to shed light on America from the perspec-
    tive of Europe and Europeans, and vice-versa, like no other.

    Hans	Ulrich	Gumbrecht	has	been	living	in	California	for	twenty	years,	and	he’s	had	an	
    American	passport	for	the	last	ten.	Ever	since	gaining	citizenship	he	has	been	asking	himself	
    what	it	really	means	to	be	an	American.	He	has	travelled	the	length	and	breadth	of	his	new	
    homeland	and	has	already	described	the	differences	between	the	American	and	European	
    lifestyles	from	a	multitude	of	different	angles.	In	Californian	Graffiti	he	writes	about	the	
    legendary	icons	associated	with	the	United	States,	about	trailer	parks	and	American	foot-
    ball,	New	York	and	San	Francisco,	the	light	on	the	West	Coast,	American	humour	and	the	
    democratic	aristocracy	of	the	universities,	as	well	as	Disneyland	and	women’s	blouses.	Accu-	
    rately	sketching	concise	scenes	from	everyday	life,	he	shows	us	what	is	so	special	and	
    unique	about	West	Coast	culture,	which	has	never	lost	its	fascination	and	surprise	for	the	
    European	who	has	made	America	his	adopted	home.	

    Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
    born	in	1948	in	Wurzburg,	Bavaria,	teaches	Romance	literature,	comparative	literature		
    and	history	of	science	at	California’s	Stanford	University.	Previous	publication	at	Hanser:	
    Vom Leben und Sterben der großen Romanisten	(Edition	Akzente	2002).
                                                                             N O N - F I CTI O N

                                Alfred Brendel
                                Nach dem Schlußakkord
                                After the Final Chord.
                                Questions and answers.
                                With an afterword by Peter Hamm
                                112 pages. Hardcover
                                Publication date: March 8, 2010

    “More than any other art form, great music can be a wonderful comfort, even
     at times when it may seem we are beyond consolation.” Peter	Hamm	

    To	mark	his	farewell	to	the	concert	stage	after	60	years,	Alfred	Brendel	gives	us	some	fasci-
    nating	glimpses	into	his	life	–	some	very	serious	and	some	seriously	funny.	
    When	Alfred	Brendel	recently	announced	that	his	farewell	concerts	would	be	his	last	ever	
    performances,	the	general	reaction	was	one	of	incredulity:	just	another	of	his	quirky	jokes,	
    surely!	But,	no	–	Brendel	was	true	to	his	word.	
    In	his	characteristic	laconic	manner,	he	said:	»I	always	had	the	feeling	I	was	playing	of	my	
    own	accord.	And	now	I	am	stopping	of	my	own	accord.«	
    Brendel’s	distinctive	sense	of	humour	shines	through	as	he	talks	about	his	life	and	career	in	
    this	book	of	conversations,	interviews	and	essays.	He	shares	his	love	of	music	and	literature	
    as	well	as	his	penchant	for	surrealism,	Dada	and	the	absurd.	His	anarchic	soul	emerges		
    joyously	in	his	»Klaviergedichte«	(piano	poems),	and	there	is	a	whole	chapter	dedicated		
    to	his	farewell	performances.	Brendel	acknowledges	the	millions	all	over	the	world	who	
    worship	him	with	his	own	form	of	gratitude:	»the	artist	needs	love	as	much	as	anyone«.	

    Alfred Brendel
    the	world-famous	pianist,	was	born	in	Wiesenberg,	Moravia,	and	lives	in	London.	He		
    has	published	articles	and	books	on	music,	as	well	as	several	volumes	of	poetry.	

    Sales to Foreign Countries
    Ausgerechnet ich:	France	(Christian	Bourgois),	Great	Britain,	USA	(Faber&Faber),		
    Italy	(Adelphi),	Netherlands	(Wereldbibliotheek),	Japan	(Ongaku	No	Tomosha),		
    Spain	(Machado)
    Fingerzeig, Störendes Lachen während des Jaworts:	France	(Christian	Bourgois),		
    Great	Britain,	USA	(Faber&Faber),	Netherlands	(Van	Gennep)
    Spiegelbild und schwarzer Spuk:	France	(Christian	Bourgois),	Great	Britain,		
    USA	(Faber&Faber),	
    Friedrich Hebbel.	Weltgericht mit Pausen:	Italy	(Adelphi)
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                               Ernst Osterkamp
                               Poetry of the Empty Centre
                               Stefan George’s New Empire
                               Edition Akzente. 304 pages. French binding
                               Publication date: March 8, 2010

    Stefan	George	is	once	again	en	vogue.	Major	biographies	have	cast	light	on	the	back-
    ground	of	this	colourful	and	chequered	poet:	his	political	views	and	the	exclusively	male	
    »George	Circle«,	which	fed	on	the	poet’s	charisma	and	power	consciousness	in	equal	mea-
    sures.	But	his	highly	complex	poems,	which	were	once	so	widely	read,	are	sadly	neglected	
    in	these	biographies.	Ernst	Osterkamp	submits	George‘s	seminal	late	work	The	New	Empi-
    re	to	an	in-depth	analysis.	Using	interpretations	of	the	poems	Der Gehenkte	(the	Hanged	
    Man),	Goethes letzte Nacht in Italien	(Goethe’s	Last	Night	in	Italy),	Hyperion and An die
    Kinder des Meeres	(Ode	to	the	Children	of	the	Sea),	he	reconstructs	George’s	thought	
    processes	and,	at	the	same	time,	reduces	them	to	absurdity:	
    »George’s New Empire is not inclusive, but exclusive: it works only by omission.«
    A brilliant essay – precisely conceived and polemically expressed.

    Ernst Osterkamp
    born	in	1950,	has	been	professor	of	contemporary	German	literature	at	Berlin’s	Humboldt	
    University	since	1992.	He	has	written	several	papers	on	German	literature	in	the	period	of	
    early	Enlightenment,	classicism	and	modernism.
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                                Johannes Willms
                                A biography
                                336 pages. Hardcover.
                                Publication date: March 8,2010

    The life of a writer, from a time when writing was considered an indulgence
    “If a novel isn’t such that you can’t bear to lay it aside, then why write it at all?”

    Stendhal was a writer, adventurer and diplomat, a socialite and a lover of both
    women and the arts. Johannes Willms recounts the life of an author from an era
    when writing was not considered a profession.

    Thanks	to	new	German	translations	of	The Red and the Black	and	The Charterhouse of
    Parma,	Stendhal	has	recently	been	rediscovered	as	one	of	the	greatest	novelists	of	world	
    literature.	But	the	pseudonym	Stendhal	conceals	a	life	story	that	is	by	no	means	any	less	
    adventurous	than	his	novels:	Henri	Bleyle	was	born	in	1783	in	Grenoble.	He	took	part	in	
    Napoleon’s	victorious	Italian	campaign	in	1800,	and	witnessed	the	disastrous	defeat	of	the	
    Grande	Armeé	in	1812	in	Moscow.	After	that	he	went	on	to	become	the	French	consul	for	
    Italy,	leading	a	glamorous	life	in	both	Paris	and	his	favourite	city,	Milan,	and	was	better	
    known	as	a	womaniser	than	a	writer.	He	died	in	Paris	in	1842.	But	there	was	one	thing	he	
    was	always	sure	of:	»I	shall	only	be	read	in	1880	or	1900«.	Stendhal	was	to	be	proven	right.	

    Following	his	superb	biography	of	Napoleon,	Johannes	Willms	recounts	the	life	story	of	the	
    last	pre-bourgeois	author;	a	literary	maverick,	an	adventurer	and	man	of	letters,	for	whom	
    writing	was	just	one	of	many	activities,	and	not	necessarily	the	most	important.	

    Johannes Willms
    was	born	in	1948	and	lives	in	Paris.	He	is	an	historian,	and	works	as	cultural	correspondent	
    for	the	Süddeutsche Zeitung.	He	has	published	numerous	books	on	German	and	French	
    history,	including	the	biographies	Napoleon	(2005),	Balzac (2007),	Napoleon III	(2008),	and	
    Die deutsche Krankheit. Eine kurze Geschichte der Gegenwart	(2001).

    Sales to Foreign Countries
    Die deutsche Krankheit:	France	(Gallimard)
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                               Heide Helwig
                               Johann Peter Hebel
                               A biography
                               368 pages, illustrated. Hardcover
                               Publication date: February 2010

    »It’s high time someone wrote such a book about Hebel.«      Martin	Walser

    To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Hebel’s birth on May 10th 2010: the first
    major biography on the conservative heretic, the subversive conformist, the poet,
    story-teller and Renaissance man.

    Just	six	months	younger	than	Schiller	and	ten	years	older	than	Hölderlin,	Johann	Peter	
    Hebel	(1760–1826)	was	never	part	of	the	literary	circles	in	Jena	or	Tübingen.	As	an	intelli-
    gent	child	from	a	small	village	near	Basel,	he	received	a	good	education,	going	on	to	study	
    theology,	and	subsequently	devising	his	own	form	of	Enlightenment	and	Romanticism.	
    Heide	Helwig	recounts	the	life	story	of	this	poet,	who	composed	the	Baden	national	epic	
    with	his	Allemannische Gedichte	(Alemanic	Poems),	and	later	transformed	a	farmers’	alma-
    nac	into	world	literature	in	Rheinländische Hausfreund	(Rhenish	Family	Friend).	The	list	
    of	his	admirers	ranges	from	Goethe	to	Jean	Paul,	from	Brecht	to	Bloch,	and	from	Kafka	to	
    Canetti.	Drawing	on	unpublished	testimonials	from	contemporaries	and	supported	by	the	
    latest	research,	Heide	Helwig	uses	great	narrative	charm	to	piece	together	a	picture	of	a	man	
    who	was	by	no	means	without	fault,	as	vividly	illustrated	by	Hebel’s	wonderfully	colourful	
    letters.	Anything	but	plucky	in	matters	of	the	heart,	he	was	chronically	overstretched	by	
    honourable	commissions	and	caught	between	Enlightenment	and	Biedermeier,	between	
    French	Revolution	and	wars	of	liberation.	

    Heide Helwig
    born	in	1960	in	Salzburg,	studied	Germanic	and	Romance	languages	and	literature,	gaining	
    her	PhD	on	Elias	Canetti.	She	has	written	many	articles	and	books	on	contemporary		
    Austrian	literature,	including	a	biography	of	the	poet	Paula Ludwig	(2002).
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                                Niklas Maak
                                Der Architekt am Strand
                                The Architect on the Beach
                                Le Corbusier and the secret of the sea snail
                                240 pages, illustrated thoughout. French binding
                                Publication date. March 8, 2010

    When	Le	Corbusier’s	church	»Notre-Dame	du	Haut«	was	built	in	the	little	village	of		
    Ronchamp	in	1955,	it	caused	quite	a	stir:	did	it	constitute	a	»consummate	example	of	the	
    mania	for	innovation,	arbitrariness	and	disorder«,	or	did	this	construction	open	up	a	new	
    chapter	in	the	history	of	architecture?	Had	the	world-famous	architect,	who	today	is	known	
    to	many	exclusively	as	the	inventor	of	the	»machine	for	living	in«	and	as	a	representative	of	
    technocratic	and	mechanic	modernism,	embarked	on	a	u-turn?

    Niklas	Maak	follows	Le	Corbusier,	the	»homme	de	la	mer«,	to	the	beach,	where	he	tirelessly	
    gathered	stones,	sea	shells	and	other	flotsam	and	jetsam.	These	»objets	à	reaction	poétique«,	
    which	appear	again	and	again	as	central	elements	of	his	work,	lead	Le	Corbusier	to	ask	him-
    self	questions	that	still	occupy	architects	in	search	of	new	forms	to	this	day.

    Niklas Maak
    born	in	1972,	is	an	art	critic	for	Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.	
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                                Michael Hampe
                                Das vollkommene Leben
                                A Perfect Life? Four meditations on happiness
                                304 pages. Hardcover
                                Publication date: July 27, 2009

    Shortlisted for the Prize of the Leipzig Book Fair 2010 and awarded the
    International Essay Prize Palau i Fabre

    Michael Hampe invites us to join him in an experiment of the mind, which will
    ultimately enable us to better understand what happiness is really all about.

    Since	the	dawn	of	mankind,	people	have	argued	about	what	is	the	right	and	proper	path		
    to	the	perfect	life.	But	is	there	such	a	thing	as	a	universally	applicable	set	of	rules?	Philos-
    opher	Michael	Hampe	has	undertaken	an	intellectual	experiment	to	explore	this	issue.	In	
    four	essays,	each	taking	its	cue	from	a	different	tradition,	he	develops	theories	as	to	how	the	
    objective	of	a	perfectly	fulfilled	life	might	be	achieved:	solely	by	the	exercise	of	rationality;	
    through	immersion	in	spirituality;	through	a	sceptical	detachment	from	the	world;	or	via	
    faith	in	a	harmonious	relationship	between	the	corporeal	and	the	non-corporeal	worlds.	In	
    truth,	none	of	these	approaches	in	isolation	will	provide	the	answer	in	our	search	for	un-
    adulterated	bliss,	but	it	is	at	the	points	where	these	perspectives	conflict	that	we	get	a	glimpse	
    of	what	happiness	might	really	be	about	–	perhaps	it	can	be	found	in	an	attitude	to	life	that	
    has	cast	off	the	shackles	of	indoctrination	and	is	therefore	at	liberty	to	contemplate	the	world	
    from	an	unblinkered	perspective.	
    But	without	the	tangible	evidence	of	human	experience	such	speculations	remain	pure		
    theory,	and	Hampe	has	embedded	his	essays	in	a	narrative	framework	to	best	reflect	his		
    philosophical	ruminations.	In	this	way,	he	has	successfully	produced	a	powerfully	written	
    tour de force	of	empirical	philosophy,	both	a	work	of	illuminating	clarity	and	a	great	read.

    Michael Hampe
    born	in	Hanover	in	1961,	studied	philosophy,	literature,	psychology	and	biology	at	Heidel-
    berg	and	Cambridge.	Following	spells	in	the	same	role	in	Dublin,	Kassel	and	Bamberg,	he	
    has	been	Professor	of	Philosophy	at	Zurich’s	ETH	since	2003.	His	most	recent	publications	
    are	Erkenntnis und Praxis	(2006),	Die Macht des Zufalls	(2006),	and	Kleine Geschichte des
    Naturgesetzbegriffs	(2007).	
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                                Melanie Mühl
                                Menschen am Berg
                                Mountain Folk
                                Stories of life in the clouds
                                128 pages. Hardcover
                                Publication date: March 8, 2010

    The fascination of the mountains: reports on life in difficult conditions

    Mountains represent one of the last adventures of mankind. They are majes-
    tic, powerful, eternal, but at the same time also elemental and dangerous. This
    combination is what captivates mountaineers and skiers, tourists and inhabitants
    alike. Melanie Mühl examines this fascination and visits people who have lived
    in the mountains all their life and are frequently subject to their unpredictable
    forces, as well as people who work on them and those who have chosen them
    as their personal paradise.

    Mountain	folk	–	such	as	the	mountain	farmers	–	often	choose	solitude	as	a	way	of	life	
    because	they	want	to	be	close	to	nature.	Life	in	the	valley	becomes	increasingly	alien	to	
    them.	These	are	people	who	dwell	in	the	mountain	villages,	cut	off	from	the	outside	world	
    for	months	on	end	every	winter,	people	who	need	to	be	good	neighbours	in	order	to	stick	it	
    out	till	spring.	It	also	includes	the	alpine	guides	making	a	living	from	the	city-dwellers	who	
    want	to	feel	at	one	with	the	natural	world,	though	in	truth	they	rarely	come	into	contact	
    with	nature	in	their	everyday	lives.	And	then	there	are	the	engineers,	builders	of	tunnels	
    and	bridges,	who	conquer	the	mountain	with	the	help	of	technology.	Melanie	Mühl’s	
    stories	are	about	people’s	attitude	to	the	mountains,	about	how	they	approach	the	moun-
    tain,	how	they	come	to	terms	with	it,	what	their	relationship	with	it	is.	These	accounts	are	
    informed	by	a	compassionate	curiosity,	precise	observations,	and	a	powerful	writing	style	
    that	opens	up	a	magnificent	landscape	to	the	reader.	

    Melanie Mühl
    born	in	1976,	studied	German	and	journalism	in	Karlsruhe	and	Kingston,	Canada.	Follow-
    ing	a	traineeship	at	the	Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung,	she	has	been	their	features	editor	
    since	October	2006.	
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                                 Roger de Weck
                                 Nach der Krise
                                 After the Crisis
                                 Is there a better form of capitalism?
                                 112 pages. Hardcover
                                 Publication date: November 12, 2009

    The recipe for the future is an eco-social market economy: simple, accessible
    and viable

    The economic system which defines the whole of our lives has failed. The result-
    ing crisis has affected everything – the world of finance, economic leaders, politics
    and the media – and at the root of it all is a crisis of values. Roger de Weck, for-
    mer editor-in-chief of DIE ZEIT, explains how it came about. And he shows how
    capitalism has to renew itself from the bottom up. After the economic crisis, he
    presents us with what is needed most but is hardest to come by: guidance in times
    of great confusion.

    The	economic	market	is	at	once	useful	and	dangerous.	The	state	is	currently	helpful	and	
    helpless	–	where	do	we	go	from	here?	Swiss	insider	de	Weck	gives	us	a	comprehensive	out-
    line	with	an	eye	to	the	interlocking	of	power	and	market,	interests	and	ideology.	Is	the		
    supremacy	of	economy	in	danger	of	causing	all	spheres	of	life	to	topple	over?	The	author	
    drafts	a	blueprint	for	a	new	capitalism	that	is	aware	of	its	pitfalls:	it	is	the	market,	of	all	
    things,	that	generates	even	more	state	control,	for	instance	if	the	taxpayer	is	made	liable	
    for	the	actions	of	the	major	banks	whose	insolvency	has	brought	the	country	to	its	knees.	
    Today’s	market	economy	has	lead	to	people	being	marginalised,	puts	women	at	a	disadvan-
    tage,	and	destroys	natural	resources.	It	needs	new	rules.	A	fascinating	book	–	concerning		
    the	future	of	us	all.	

    Roger de Weck
    the	writer	and	current	affairs	commentator	born	in	1953,	presents	the	TV	programme		
    Sternstunden Philosophie	(Great	Moments	in	Philosophy).	He	is	president	of	the	prestigi-
    ous	Graduate	Institute	of	International	and	Development	Studies	in	Geneva,	and	lectures		
    at	the	College	of	Europe	in	Bruges	and	Warsaw.	The	economist	was	formerly	editor-in-chief	
    of	DIE ZEIT	and	TagesAnzeiger.
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                                 Gustav Mahler
                                 “Verehrter Herr College!”
                                 “My Esteemed Colleague!”
                                 Letters to composers, conductors, directors
                                 Selected and annotated by Franz Willnauer
                                 422 pages. Hardcover
                                 Publication date: March 8, 2010

    Passion and impetuousness – the portrait of a genius’s life: a collection of
    Gustav Mahler’s correspondence with composers, conductors, directors and critics,
    published to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth on 7th July 2010.

    When	Gustav	Mahler	died	in	1911,	he	left	behind	his	extensive	correspondence	consisting	
    of	several	thousand	letters.	Among	the	addressees	we	find	the	composers	Anton	Bruckner,	
    Antonín	Dvorˇák,	Richard	Strauss,	Ferruccio	Busoni	and	Arnold	Schönberg,	the	conductors	
    Bruno	Walter,	Hans	von	Bülow	and	Franz	Schalk,	as	well	as	the	first	lady	of	the	Bayreuth	
    Festival,	Cosima	Wagner.

    The	renowned	Mahler	expert	Franz	Willnauer	has	put	together	a	selection	from	this	rich	
    cornucopia	–	including	many	letters	that	are	published	here	for	the	first	time	–	focusing	on	
    Mahler’s	professional	life.	They	paint	an	authentic	and	multi-faceted	portrait	of	this	com-
    poser,	conductor	and	theatre	manager,	and	along	the	way	present	a	colourful	and	absorbing	
    picture	of	the	music	scene	in	Germany	and	Austria	at	the	turn	of	the	century.	Mahler	was	
    unique	in	his	ability	to	establish	relationships	with	significant	figures	in	music	at	the	time,	
    but	his	letters	don’t	exclusively	concern	his	composing	work;	they	also	reflect	the	three-way	
    division	which	characterised	his	entire	musical	career:	that	of	composer,	performer	and	

    Franz Willnauer
    born	in	1933	in	Enns,	Upper	Austria,	worked	for	the	music	publisher	Universal	Edition		
    and	as	arts	editor	for	Forum,	amongst	others.	He	was	secretary	general	of	the	Salzburg		
    Festival	from	1986	until	1991.	His	most	recent	release	with	Zsolnay	was	Gustav	Mahler:	
    Mein lieber Trotzkopf, meine süße Mohnblume. Briefe an Anna von Mildenburg.	(2006)
                                                                             M E M O I RS

                                 Ioan Holender
                                 “Ich bin noch nicht fertig”
                                 „I Haven’t Finished Yet!”
                                 Memoirs. Approx. 304 pages. Hardcover
                                 Publication date: June 2010

    Passionate, eloquent, and never one to avoid controversy: Ioan Holender looks
    back on twenty years as director of the Vienna State Opera.

    Ioan	Holender	has	lead	the	Vienna	State	Opera	longer	than	Gustav	Mahler,	Richard	
    Strauss,	Herbert	von	Karajan	and	all	his	other	predecessors.	On	June	30th	2010,	shortly	
    before	his	75th	birthday,	his	19th	and	final	repertory	season	will	come	to	an	end.	

    In	his	memoirs,	however,	he	does	not	only	concentrate	on	the	great	successes	that	he	
    achieved	in	the	»house	on	the	Ring«	year	after	year,	but	also	focuses	on	his	childhood	in	
    fascist	Romania:	the	disappropriation	of	his	father’s	factory	by	the	Communist	regime,	his	
    expulsion	from	university	and	the	difficult	emigration	to	Vienna,	where	he	became	active	
    as	an	opera	and	concert	singer.	But	what	makes	this	memoir	so	special	–	quite	apart	from	
    the	portraits	of	stars	such	as	Carlos	Kleiber,	Riccardo	Muti,	Placido	Domingo	and	Anna	
    Netrebko	–	are	the	unsparing	descriptions	of	life	behind	the	scenes	of	a	major	opera	house.	
    Sharp-tongued	and	incisive,	Holender	details	the	sometimes	heated	disputes	with	mem-
    bers	of	the	State	Opera	orchestra,	the	meticulous	selection	procedures	required	to	cast	
    the	singers,	and	the	daily	struggle	for	audiences.	Essential	reading	for	anyone	interested	in	

    Ioan Holender
    born	in	1935	in	Timis¸oara,	Romania,	he	grew	up	speaking	three	languages.	His	father		
    owned	a	factory	producing	vinegar	and	jam,	which	was	expropriated	by	the	state	in	1948.		
    Holender	was	expelled	from	university	in	1956	for	political	reasons,	and	emigrated	to	
    Vienna	in	1959	where	he	worked	as	an	opera	singer	and	from	1966	to	1988	as	an	opera	
    agent–	the	beginning	of	his	long-standing	association	with	the	Vienna	State	Opera.	
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                                Peter Gülke
                                Robert Schumann
                                The Joys and Sorrows of Romanticism
                                272 pages. Hardcover
                                Publication date: March 8, 2010

    He was a man capable of manic activity and deep depression, a highly prolific
    genius, the devoted husband of a respected artist, and one of the greatest figures
    of the Romantic period – a brilliant portrait of the composer Robert Schumann,
    to mark the bicentennial of his birthday on 8th June 2010.

    A	ruined	finger	prevented	him	from	pursuing	a	career	as	a	virtuoso	pianist,	but	he	was	an	
    avid	reader	of	the	Romantic	poets	Jean	Paul	and	E.	T.	A.	Hoffmann,	not	to	mention	a	brilli-
    ant	music	critic	–	and	the	first	great	composer	of	piano	music	and	art	songs	(lieder),	as	well	
    as	symphonies	and	concertos	in	the	post-classical	era.	From	the	Kinderszenen	(Scenes	from	
    Childhood)	to	Davidsbündler–Tänze	(Florestan	Dance),	trios	and	quartettes,	all	the	way	to	
    cello	concertos,	from	the	song-cycle	Dichterliebe	(The	Poet's	Love	)	through	to	the	great	
    choral	works,	his	work	became	part	of	music	history	virtually	the	moment	they	were	written.	
    The	conductor	and	musicologist	Peter	Gülke	explains	Schumann’s	music	and	the	circum-
    stances	under	which	it	was	created,	disputing	many	firmly	held	views	and	exposing	clichés		
    to	critical	questioning.	Gülke	argues	that,	in	the	case	of	Schumann,	the	biographical	and	
    compositional	aspects	are	particularly	inextricably	linked.	From	his	marriage	to	the	pianist	
    Clara	Wieck	all	the	way	to	his	death	in	an	insane	asylum	–	his	was	a	life	caught	between	
    creativity	and	melancholia.	

    Imbued	whole-heartedly	with	the	spirit	of	music,	informed	by	a	singularly	impartial	analytic	
    approach	and	offering	captivating	descriptions	of	Schumann’s	music,	Gülke	provides	pro-
    found	insights	into	the	very	heart	of	German	Romanticism.		

    Peter Gülke
    born	in	1934	in	Weimar,	studied	music	and	musicology	and	went	on	to	become	a	musical	
    director	in	Dresden	und	Wuppertal,	as	well	as	professor	of	conducting	at	a	music	school	in	
    Freiburg.	He	has	published	several	noteworthy	Sheet	Music	Editions	for	music	publishers	
    Notabene,	and	numerous	books	on	Rousseau,	Mozart,	Beethoven,	Schubert,	Brahms	and	
    Bruckner	among	others.



              Reihe Hanser
                                                                       P I CT U R E B O O KS

                                     Peter Schössow
                                     Pages, colour illustrations throughout
                                     Hardcover. Stich-binding
                                     Format: 21,5 x 30 cm
                                     From age 3
                                     Publication date: March 8, 2010

    The story of the man who learns how to fly – at first reluctantly, but before long
    it’s a dream come true!

    To	begin	with,	the	man	just	wants	to	go	for	a	stroll	on	the	beach,	but	then	the	wind	gets	
    up	–	although	it’s	really	more	like	a	storm.	It	blows	the	man	off	his	feet	and	then	carries	
    him	for	miles.	Like	Flying	Robert	he	becomes	airborne,	sailing	far	over	land	and	sea,	past	
    the	lighthouse,	almost	as	high	as	the	aeroplanes	on	their	way	to	faraway	places,	until	final-
    ly	he	lands	exactly	where	he	started.	
    Phew,	we	think,	he’s	come	back	down	to	earth,	next	time	he’d	best	stay	at	home	in	wea-
    ther	like	that.	No	way	–	he	climbs	on	a	box,	spreads	his	arms	and	cries	out:	»Again,	again!«	 	

    The	writer	and	illustrator	Peter Schössow	has	previously	published	five	other	picture	
    books	at	Hanser:	Meeres Stille und Glückliche Fahrt	by	Johann	Wolfgang	von	Goethe	
    (2004),	Gehört das so??!	(2005),	Die Mausefalle	by	Christian	Morgenstern	(2006),	Die
    Prinzessin	by	Arnold	Schönberg	(2006),	and	most	recently	a	new	edition	of	his	classic	
    Baby Dronte	(2008).	Gehört das so??!	won	him	German	Prize	for	Young	Reader’s	Litera-
    ture	in	2006.

    Sales to Foreign Countries
    UK/New	Zealand	(Gecko	Press);	Spain	(Lóguez):	Catalonia	(Simbol)	
                                                                       C H I L D R E N ’S F I CT I O N

                                Hanna Johansen
                                Wenn ich ein Vöglein wär
                                If i were a little bird
                                With two-colour illustrations by Hildegard Müller
                                96 pages. Hardcover
                                From age 8
                                Publication date: March 8, 2010

  The story of the blackbird who desperately wants to learn a human song:
  “If I Were a Little Bird”…

   For the third year running, Mario visits the same garden, sings his songs and hopes they
   will catch the attention of a lady blackbird. And he doesn’t have to wait too long, because
   Mario is the best singer for miles around. In no time at all a nest has been built and three
   baby birds have hatched. But something is different this year: there’s a girl in the garden.
   She plays the most wonderful music on her flute – and all at once, Mario is fed up with
   the old blackbird songs: »Good evening! Go away! I’m here now!« How boring they are!
   In contrast, he finds the girl’s favourite song is enchanting. »If I Were a Little Bird!« Mario
   wants to be able to sing that song too. And so he starts practicing, day after day. In the
   meantime, his young ones need to be fed and nurtured, the cat prowls through the garden,
   and a great many blackbird adventures have to be survived.
   In the end, by the time the readers have followed Mario through a whole year of his black-
   bird life, he has succeeded in singing his new song. Hanna Johansen‘s animal story is also
   a little study on blackbird lore.

   Hanna Johansen
   was born in 1939 in Bremen, and lives in Zurich as a full-time writer of books for adults
   and children. She has won numerous awards, including the Swiss Prize for Young Reader’s
   Literature. Her most recent publication in Hanser’s children’s book department was
   Ich bin hier bloß die Katze (2007).

   Hildegard Müller
   born in 1956, lives near Mainz. She has previously collaborated with Hanna Johansen on
   her recent book Ich bin hier bloß die Katze.
                                                                        C H I L D R E N ’S F I CT I O N

                                  Jutta Richter
                                  Hexenwald und Zaubersocken
                                  The Witch Wood and Magic Socks
                                  With black-and-white illustrations by Jörg Mühle
                                  90 pages. Hardcover
                                  From age 8
                                  Publication date: March 8, 2010

    What do lovely young witches do when they feel lonely? They wait for their
    magical socks to bring their sweetheart to them.

    Karla	the	witch	seems	to	have	the	perfect	life:	she	is	young	and	beautiful,	she	has	a	lovely	
    little	crooked	house	in	the	woods,	and	a	bubbling	cauldron	for	cooking	up	her	witch’s	
    brew.	If	only	she	weren’t	so	lonely!	
    Robert	the	coalman	is	lonely	too	–	no	girl	will	have	him	because	of	his	constantly	coal-
    blackened	fingernails.	Karla	wouldn’t	mind	his	black	nails,	she’s	not	like	that	–	but	how	
    on	earth	are	a	witch	and	a	coalman	ever	supposed	to	get	together?	
    With	the	help	of	magic	socks,	of	course!	Some	witches	knit	them,	give	them	to	someone	
    as	a	gift,	and	wait	to	see	if	they	end	up	on	the	feet	of	their	dream	man.	Because	if	he	pulls	
    them	on,	they’ll	pull	him	irresistibly	into	the	Witch	Wood.	And	that’s	exactly	what		
    happens	to	Robert.

    Jutta Richter
    born	in	1955,	is	a	full-time	author	living	in	Muensterland.	Publications	with	Hanser		
    include	Der Tag, als ich lernte, die Spinnen zu zähmen	(2000),	which	won	the	German	
    Prize	for	Young	Adult’s	Literature,	and	Hechtsommer	(2004),	which	was	awarded	the		
    Catholic	Prize	for	Children’s	Literature.	

    Jörg Mühle
    born	in	1973	in	Frankfurt,	studied	in	Offenbach	and	Paris.	He	has	now	returned	to	live	
    in	his	hometown	and	is	working	as	a	freelance	illustrator.	All meine Zähne,	published	by	
    Hanser	in	2007,	also	features	his	illustrations.	
                                                                      YOUNG ADULT’S FICTION

                                  Karla Schneider
                                  Der Sommer, als ich Filmstar war
                                  Film Star for the Summer
                                  348 pages. Paperback
                                  From age 12
                                  Publication date: April 2010

    Wilhelmina Minette Schlee: the reluctant film star

    If	it	hadn’t	been	for	her	stepfather	making	such	a	total	mess	of	things	–	gambling	away	
     all	the	family’s	money	–	Wilhelmina	Schlee	would	never	have	ended	up	in	the	movies.	
    What’s	more,	she’d	never	have	met	her	real	father	(who	she	thought	died	a	long	time	ago)	
    –	and	would	never	have	earned	that	fabulous	fee,	which	helps	to	get	the	family	back	on	its	
     feet	again.	So	far	so	good…	but	there’s	trouble	ahead.	Before	long,	the	young	film	star	is	
     hounded	by	dodgy	managers.	Who	would	have	thought	that	Norbert	Schlee,	of	all	people,	
    would	be	the	one	to	rescue	his	stepdaughter	from	an	unscrupulous	agent	and	take	her	back	
    where	she	belongs	–	home.	

    Karla Schneider
    was	born	in	Dresden	in	1938.	She	worked	as	a	bookseller	and	journalist	before	becoming	
    a	full-time	writer.	She	has	lived	in	Wuppertal	since	1979.	Previous	publications	in	Hanser	
    Verlag	include	Glückskind	(2003),	Die Geschwister Apraksin	(2006)	and	Marcolini oder
    wie man Günstling wird	(2007).
                                                                         YOUNG ADULT’S FICTION

                                   Diana Wohlrath
                                   Merani und die Schlange unter dem Meer
                                   Merani and the Snake at the Bottom of the Sea
                                   512 pages. Hardcover
                                   From age 12
                                   Publication date: March 8, 2010

    A snake-like creature in the sea is threatening the balance of magic on Runia.
    Merani can save the island realm – but only if she manages to persuade all the
    powers to work together, including the enemy forces of the Black Magicians.

    Ever	since	the	Black	Magicians	were	overthrown	and	power	was	taken	from	them,	there	has	
    been	peace	on	the	island	kingdom	of	Runia.	Even	the	old	Colour	Enemies	have	become	
    friends.	However	the	islands	are	now	being	ravaged	by	magical	storms	that	no-one	has	
    an	explanation	for.	They	are	out	of	control,	and	not	even	the	incredible	force	of	the	Fire	
    Throne	can	stop	them.	Merani,	the	emperor’s	daughter,	secretly	finds	the	source	of	the	
    storms	and	makes	a	terrible	discovery:	an	ancient	collection	of	ghosts	and	strange	crea-
    tures	in	glass	traps	are	lying	there	at	the	bottom	of	the	sea.	Could	they	be	the	cause		
    of	the	storms?
    Merani	decides	to	risk	a	journey	along	the	rugged	coast,	even	though	she	knows	the	Black	
    Magicians	of	the	Order	of	the	Holy	Sword	are	on	their	way	there	too.	They	think	the	
    new	rulers	of	the	Fire	Throne	are	deliberately	channelling	the	storms	all	over	the	country	
    and	are	intent	on	recapturing	the	throne.	Merani	finds	herself	in	mortal	danger	when	she	
    meets	the	Black	Magicians	in	the	eye	of	the	storm.	She	only	survives	thanks	to	the	help	
    of	her	friends	–	the	magically	gifted	twins,	the	dragon	Argha,	and	the	divine	goddess	Runi.	    	
    But	in	order	to	free	the	spirits	and	save	the	strange	creatures	at	the	bottom	of	the	sea,	she’ll	
    need	more	than	just	magical	assistance.	She	needs	allies	–	perhaps	even	from	among	the	
    ranks	of	the	Black	Magicians,	though	the	price	of	their	help	may	well	be	the	Fire	Throne.	

    The authors
    behind	the	pseudonym,	Diana Wohlrath	is	a	well-known	married	couple,	who	have		
    been	writing	extremely	successful	historical	novels	since	2003.	However,	their	true	passion	
    has	always	been	for	fantasy	literature.	Even	as	school	children,	they	published	their	first	
    short	stories	in	fantasy	collections	and	so,	in	time,	developed	a	universe	of	their	very	own.	
    Der Feuerthron	(2008)	was	their	debut	fantasy	novel	for	young	readers	at	Hanser.		
                                                                             N O N - F I CTI O N

                                 Rolf-Bernhard Essig
                                 Wann ist ein Held ein Held?
                                 What Makes a Hero?
                                 256 pages. Hardcover
                                 From age 12
                                 Publication date: March 8, 2010

    Young people need heroes: as role models, guiding lights, and someone to
    inspire their dreams. But what does it really take to be a hero in our modern

     Wir sind Helden (We Are Heroes)	is	the	name	of	a	popular	German	band.	»We	need	new	
     heroes,«	call	out	the	politicians.	The	media	claims	that	»we	can	all	be	heroes«.	Heroes	are	
     much	in	demand.	But	how	do	you	become	a	hero?	What	distinguishes	a	true	hero	beyond	
     action	movies	and	superstar	clichés?	Do	the	ideals	of	ancient	times,	as	embodied	by	the	
     adventures	of	Achilles	and	Hercules,	still	apply?	How	do	heroes	prove	themselves,	now	
     that	our	planet	has	long	been	fully	mapped	out	and	all	the	major	discoveries	have	already	
     been	made?	
    Rolf-Bernhard	Essig	has	grappled	with	these	questions	and	set	out	on	a	quest	to	find	
     the	heroes	of	today.	For	him,	they	are	the	men	and	women	who	dedicate	themselves	to	
     preserving	life	on	our	planet:	the	environmental	activists	of	Greenpeace	who	confront	
     the	whaling	ships	in	rubber	dinghies,	as	well	as	the	fire-fighters	of	the	World	Trade	Center.	
    Others	include	the	one-legged	marathon	runner	Terry	Fox,	who	is	crossing	the	continent	
     to	raise	money	for	charity,	and	single-minded	campaigner	Erin	Brockovich,	who	continu-
     ally	pits	herself	against	major	industry	on	behalf	of	ordinary	people.	The	author	describes	
     each	of	these	heroes	in	15	gripping	and	informative	chapters.	He	shows	their	admirable	
     aspects	and	their	triumphs,	but	also	their	weak	points	and,	in	some	cases,	failures.	And	he	
     encourages	the	reader	to	find	their	own	answers	to	the	question	of	whether	we	need	heroes	
    –	and	if	so,	then	what	kind?	

    Rolf-Bernhard Essig
    was	born	in	1963	and	lives	in	Bamberg,	Bavaria.	The	author	of	non-fiction	books	and		
    audio	books,	he	is	also	a	critic,	presenter	and	lecturer.	Hanser	has	published	his		
    non-fiction	book	for	young	readers	Schreiberlust & Dichterfrust	(2007),	as	well	as	the	
    children’s	book	Da wird doch der Hund in der Pfanne verrückt!	(2009),	which	was		
    illustrated	by	Marei	Schweitzer.
                                                                           N O N - F I CTI O N

                                    Dorothea Binder
                                    Das HEIDI-Kochbuch
                                    The Heidi Cook Book
                                    Swiss recipes
                                    With illustrations by Hannes Binder
                                    80 pages. Hardcover
                                    Publication date: February 8, 2010

    Following the success of the retelling of “Heidi” in Peter Stamm’s picturebook,
    here comes a cookbook with Heidi’s favourite recipes – discover delicious, easy-
    to-cook Swiss specialties.

    Pottering	away	in	the	kitchen	can	be	an	alluring	adventure,	provided	you	see	cooking	as	
    a	pleasure	and	not	work.	As	long	as	the	recipes	are	easy	to	follow,	preparation	isn’t	time-
    consuming,	and	the	results	are	delicious,	even	Peter	the	goatherd	will	be	enticed	into	the	
    kitchen.	It	doesn’t	always	have	to	be	spaghetti	from	Italy	or	french	fries	from	the	oven.	
    Instead	of	plain	old	cakes,	why	not	try	your	hand	at	baking	Geduldszeltli	,	mouth-watering	
    rose-fragranced	meringues,	and	instead	of	snacking	on	an	apple	between	meals,	Gänse-
    blüemli-Zvieri	(»daisy	snack«)	will	make	an	exciting	change.	The	book	also	shows	us	how	
    we	can	whip	up	birthday	cakes	in	a	jiffy.	Here	are	70	of	Heidi’s	favourite	recipes,	some	of	
    which	she	even	cooked	herself	–	traditional	dishes	from	Switzerland	well	worth	rediscove-
    ring.	They	will	help	children	learn	that	healthy	food	needn’t	be	boring	and	cooking	doesn’t	
    have	to	be	hard	work	–	but	instead	can	be	great	fun!

    Hannes Binder
    was	born	in	1947,	studied	art,	and	now	works	as	an	illustrator	and	painter.	His	most	recent	
    illustrations	for	Nagel	&	Kimche	are	featured	in	Meinrad	Lienert’s	Sagen and Legenden
    der	Schweiz	(2005),	as	well	as	Heidi	(2008,	text	by	Peter	Stamm).	He	lives	in	Zurich.	

    Dorothea Binder
    born	in	St.	Gallen	in	1949,	worked	for	the	Zurich	Kinderbuchladen	for	many	years.		
    The	Heidi Cook Book	is	her	third	book	of	recipes,	after	Dörtchens Kochbuch	(1985)	and		
    Kocheinmaleins für Männer	(1992).

           BODY & SOUL


           SMART & HIP


           BEAR IN

           OASES FOR
           THE SENSES
                                                                                        H U MOU R

                                 Claudia Schreiber / Kai Pannen
                                 Heimische Frauenarten. Ein Bestimmungsbuch
                                 The Domestic Female
                                 An illustrated field guide
                                 96 pages, illustrated throughout,
                                 limp binding, thread-stiching
                                 Publication date: March 2010

      •	following	the	great	success	of	The Domestic Male	(50,000	copies	sold),	here	comes	the
       	classification	guide	for	the	main	types	of	the	female	species	

      •	a	wonderful	source	of	irreverent	information	for	both	genders	

      •	a	perfect	gift	for	any	man	intent	on	learning	(even	more)	about	the	female	species	

    Women	of	all	shapes	and	sizes	have	appeared	as	a	natural	phenomenon	for	many	centuries.	
    Despite	this,	there	is	still	need	for	further	explanation,	and	they	remain	the	topic	of	much	
    popular	research	and	observation.	

    Following	the	success	of	The Domestic Male,	we	now	proudly	present	a	handy	classifica-
    tion	guide	to	the	world	of	domestic	womankind.	Featuring	more	than	50	illustrations	and	
    a	wealth	of	in-depth	information,	it	gives	the	reader	invaluable	insights	into	their	way	of	
    life	and	the	many	special	characteristics	of	this	species.	An	at-a-glance	colour-coding	system	
    aids	identification	of	the	female	phenotypes,	from	the	pleasant	to	the	poisonous	–	whether	
    nocturnal	chick	(lat. affectata)	or	ruthless	go-getter	(lat. domina inclementia).

    This	is	your	ideal,	pocket-sized	companion	when	venturing	forth	into	the	world	of	women	
    –	be	it	at	work,	at	the	beach	or	on	the	dance	floor.	
                                                                              BODY & SOU L

                                     Yvonne Niewerth
                                     Mein Buch für das Leben
                                     My Book for Life
                                     240 pages, silver-embossed cloth binding,
                                     2 ribbon page markers
                                     Publication date: February 2010

      •	each	copy	of	this	book	is	unique	–	because	it’s	written	by	the	readers	themselves	

      •	will	shift	your	life	down	a	gear	and	give	you	time	for	reflection	

      •	an	impressive	book	of	premium	quality	

    This	lavishly	designed	book	presents	a	cornucopia	of	fun	ideas	to	help	you	make	the	most	
    of	every	day.	In	a	light-hearted	and	playful	way,	it	brings	home	what	really	matters	in	life.	
    Combining	the	fleeting	moments	of	happiness	with	the	major	issues,	it	gives	us	time	to	
    pause	for	thought,	and	to	discover	our	own	creativity	–	a	wonderful	gift	for	any	occasion,	
    presented	with	timeless	elegance.		
                                                                                            SATI RE

                                  Timo Lokoschat
                                  Es wird eng im Kalender
                                  The Overcrowded Calendar
                                  365 days of off-beat anniversaries and
                                  unusual celebratory occasions
                                  208 pages, hardcover
                                  Publication date: February 2010

        •	a	perpetual	calendar	for	daily	browsing	and	reference	

        •	the	ideal	gift	for	fans	of	list	books	and	useless	trivia	

        •	a	witty	wealth	of	knowledge	for	all	kinds	of	small-talk	and	an	inexhaustible	mine	of
         	information	for	any	social	occasion	

    Who	invented	World	Turtle	Day?	And	what	does	it	have	to	do	with	Charlotte	Roche’s	
    controversial	best-selling	novel	Wetlands?	This	book	presents	an	opportunity	for	giggles	
    and	shaking	your	head	every	day	of	the	year,	as	well	as	countless	excuses	for	celebrating:	
    this	one-of-a-kind	calendar	list	of	trivia	and	miscellany	offers	bite-size	entertainment	the	
    whole	year	round.

                                                                                              SATI RE

                                   Hans Zippert
                                   Deutschland retten
                                   Saving Germany
                                   How to prepare for the next crisis
                                   160 pages, hardcover
                                   Publication date: March 2010

      •	Hans	Zippert	is	the	»great German satirist«	(Süddeutsche	Zeitung)	–	a	cult	author	with	
       	a	loyal	fan	base	

      •	Zippert‘s	»sharp-tongued dry humour«	(F.A.Z.)	can	wrench	spot-on	punchlines	even		
       	from	the	crisis

      •	»30	years	of	Titanic«	guarantees	media	coverage	

    Politicians	are	unashamedly	considering	scrappage	bonuses	for	your	old	children!	Thanks	
    to	the	healthcare	reform,	many	of	our	favourite	illnesses	are	critically	endangered!	Even	
    asteroids	are	steering	clear	of	Germany!	If	the	situation	is	to	improve,	there’s	only	one	
    thing	for	it:	we	have	to	learn	from	the	crisis.	And	who	is	better	suited	to	show	us	the	ways	
    out	than	Hans	Zippert,	the	former	chief	editor	of	Titanic	and	recipient	of	the	prestigious	
    Henri	Nannen	Award	for	Journalism?

    With	a	keen	comic	eye	for	the	absurd,	he	shows	up	the	hidden	trends	that	have	sprung	
    up	in	politics	and	everyday	life	in	the	wake	of	the	crisis.	His	brilliantly	scathing	texts	and	
    lovingly	parodied	statistics	ensure	unbridled	reading	pleasure	and	satirical	insight.	
                                                                                     S M A RT & H I P

                                       Steve Ayan / Dawn Parisi
                                       Einfach entspannen
                                       Just Relax
                                       12 sure-fire paths towards more peace and serenity
                                       160 pages, illustrated throughout,
                                       cut-flush binding
                                       Publication date: February 2010

      •	for	anyone	who	is	stressed-out	–	to	give	as	a	gift	or	to	use	for	yourself	

      •	offers	an	unparalleled	range	of	relaxation	techniques	

      •	wellbeing	for	men	too,	at	long	last	

    There	are	as	many	approaches	to	relaxation	as	there	are	stressed-out	people,	but	not	all	
    methods	are	right	for	everyone.	This	book	helps	you	decide	on	the	approach	best	suited		
    to	you,	and	shows	how	to	relax	more	effectively.	It’s	what	we	all	long	for:	to	take	time	for	
    a	break,	recharge	our	batteries	and	just	relax.	Each	of	the	twelve	methods	is	clearly	out-
    lined	with	step-by-step	exercises.	This	is	a	knowledgeable	and	thoroughly	researched	work-
    book	that	will	guide	each	and	every	reader	through	the	jungle	of	relaxation	techniques	in		
    a	laid-back	manner.	Featuring	many	witty	and	incisive	illustrations	by	Dawn	Parisi.	
                                                                         LITTLEST SERIES

                                       Jörg Mühle
                                       Danke schön!
                                       Thank you!
                                       40 pages, illustrated throughout,
                                       hardcover, thread-stitching
                                       Publication date: February 2010

     •	a	little	thank	you	for	neighbours,	acquaintances	and	friends	

     •	the	perfect	alternative	to	a	box	of	chocolates	or	a	bottle	of	wine	–	ideal	for		
      	any	number	of	occasions	

     •	wit	and	warm-heartedness	wrapped	together	

    Forgot	your	keys?	Luckily,	the	friendly	neighbour	has	a	spare	set.	While	you’re	on	holiday,	
    a	colleague	takes	care	of	your	flowers.	And	when	you’re	up	to	your	eyeballs	in	work,	that	
    nice	mother	of	your	son’s	nursery	friend	takes	him	back	home	with	her.	For	these	and	many	
    other	occasions,	you	often	want	a	little	thank	you	gift	–	this	gentle	and	humorous	book	is	
    just	the	ticket.	
                                                                       BEAR IN MIND

                                     Illustrated stories sure to bring a smile to your face.

                                                          All volumes with 40 pages with
                                                           colour illustrations throghout
                                                               hardcover, thread-stitching

    Heinz Janisch / Kai Pannen
    Zum Glück bist du da
    Where Would I Be Without You?

    Ole Könnecke                                            Heinz Janisch / Jutta Bücker
    Gute Besserung!                                         Mein Glück bist du
    Get Well Soon!                                          You’re my sunshine

    Jutta Richter / Henrike Wilson                          Heinz Janisch / Jutta Bauer
    All das wünsch ich dir                                  Einfach du
    All I wish for you                                      Simply you
                                                                       OAS ES F OR TH E S E NS ES

                               Susanne Schaber
                               Provence. Wo das Licht dem
                               Meer begegnet
                               Where the Sea and the Sunlight meet
                               128 pages, including numerous illustrations and recipes,
                               embossed binding in a decorative slipcase
                               Publication date: February 2010

      •	Provence	receives	more	than	35	million	visitors	a	year	

      •	fascinating	facts	about	its	culture	and	history	

      •	includes	many	regional	recipes	

    Provence	is	a	region	that	is	full	of	promise:	hills	dotted	with	vineyards	and	olive	trees,	
    windswept	high	plateaus	with	sheep	and	lavender	fields,	Romanesque	arches	and	chapels.	
    The	play	of	light	in	Marseille’s	ancient	harbour,	and	the	yellow-green	stars	in	the	winter	sky	
    over	Arles.	
    This	very	special	travel	book	weaves	a	tapestry	of	many	colourful	threads	and	also	sheds	
    light	on	Provence’s	lesser-known	aspects,	such	as	the	salt	mines	of	Aigues-	Mortes	and		
    Avignon	as	Francesco	Petrarca	knew	it.	Not	to	mention	the	kitchens	of	Vaucluse:	in	the	
    oven,	a	rabbit	is	stewing,	garnished	with	tomatoes,	olives,	garlic,	sage	and	juniper.	Goat’s	
    cheese	and	a	bottle	of	fine	rosé	are	waiting	on	the	table.	It’s	the	good	life	here	in	the		       Foreign Rights Service translated by Ruth Feuchtwanger
    Provence.	This	is	not	only	clear	from	the	obvious	beauty,	the	scenic	variety	and	the	exqui-
    site	cuisine,	but	also	through	the	people	who	have	made	it	their	adoptive	home.	Susanne	
    Schaber	has	met	some	of	them	and	finds	out	more	about	their	everyday	lives	–	which,	
    despite	the	odd	adversity,	is	enough	to	inspire	longing	for	the	South	of	France	in	anyone.	

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