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What if

The tale of a friend rediscovered at the last minute

A phone call from the hospice: Yigal, a childhood friend that Lizzie Doron hasn't seen for forty years, asks her to be the last person to visit him. But why her of all people? Yigal's experiences in the Israeli army ...


The Museum of the World

An extraordinary adventure and an unforgettable hero

Bartholomew is an orphan from Bombay, he's twelve years old and speaks almost as many languages. This is why, in the year 1854, he is hired as a translator by the brothers Schlagintweit from Germany, who, with the support of ...

Rights sold: English (Indian subcontinent): Harper Collins India

The Immortal Family Salz

A beer cellar, a luxury hotel and a grandmother who dies twice over…

Resplendent with glamour but overcast by many a shadow, the story of the Salz family centres on Leipzig's up-market Fürstenhof hotel. Salz Sr. buys it in 1914, but his actress daughter Lola refuses to ...

Rights sold: Persian language

A View Across the Lake

"But what if our memories mislead us?"

Béatrice is in the middle of unpacking when the doorbell rings. She's just moved from the city to an old mill by a lake somewhere deep in the provinces. She doesn't know a soul here yet-so who on earth could this be? Outside her door she ...


Sweet Occupation

"If you look your enemy in the eye, he's no longer your enemy."

Five men in their middle years: convicted former terrorists Muhammad, Suleiman and Jamil from the occupied territories and Israeli refuseniks Chen and Amil. Five former prisoners who founded the Peace Movement after ...


Cross-countries

What is it we're looking for-in ourselves, in others, in faraway places?

Berlin, summer 2013: Clara, a young doctor, quite literally runs into Amal when their bicycles are involved in a minor collision. Amal, a 21-year old Iraqi student, has fled Baghdad and is applying for asylum ...


Days of Night

Anton, an elderly professor of literature from Frankfurt, owns a house on the English coast. One day it is burgled, and although no harm comes to him or his wife, he feels sick at heart and overcome with a sense of impotence. Increasingly he finds himself thinking back to his childhood in 1940s ...


More often than not all very fast

For years, Albert has been visiting Fred during the holidays and at weekends, but they've never really grown close. Albert only ever called Fred Fred, never Father. Fred is a child trapped in the body of an old man, he spends his time reading encyclopaedias, waves at green cars and guards ...

Rights sold: Israel, English language, Italy, Turkey

Who the Fuck is Kafka?

Hatred is an emotion, but peace is a conscious decision

A hotel in Rome. There's a knock at Lizzie Doron's door; when she opens it, she thinks she finds herself confronted by an Arab suicide bomber wearing an explosives belt. In fact Nadim has merely stuck his travel documents to ...

Rights sold: Czech Republic, Italy

The Flow

"Near and far no longer matter; the only distance that counts lies in the space between the familiar and the alien."

Four people in four different countries: Ada from Berlin has made a documentary film about life on the Gaza strip with her friend Judith - but ...


What Ida Says

Louise was born and raised in Normandy, but now lives in Berlin. One day, quite by chance at a family funeral in Normandy, she meets a distant cousin - Ida - for the first time, and discovers a dark family secret. Ida and Louise's mother Paulette were close friends and confidantes. During the ...


A Knock At The Door

Short Stories

A knock at the door can herald many changes…

Christopher Kloeble tells stories of young people whose lives are abruptly altered. A scream rips through the silence, the phone rings - and, in an instant, everything is possible once more, or a love has gone wrong.