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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Together with Hanser Verlag we are happy to have been awarded Publisher of the Year 2012! Thanks to the readers of Buchmarkt magazine, Diogenes has been no. 1 among German speaking publishers for the 11th time since 1982 and is therefore leading in  the all-time ranking (1982-2012).

Furthermore, according to the annual bestseller lists by the magazine Buchreport, Diogenes is no. 1 for hardcover bestsellers in 2012.

Please have a look at the following information about our latest publications and feel free to contact us if you wish to receive more information about the books or reading copies.

Best wishes,

Susanne Bauknecht

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Foreign Rights
Diogenes Verlag AG
Sprecherstr. 8
8032 Zurich / Switzerland

Phone: +41 44 254 85 54
Fax: +41 44 252 84 07
bau@diogenes.ch

 

Astrid Rosenfeld Elsa strange - trailer!

Her debut, Adam's Legacy, was praised by readers, booksellers and the press. Now, Astrid Rosenfeld, Author of the Year 2011, presents her second novel, Elsa strange; an ensemble of unforgettable characters and a story full of tragedy, humour and love.

Please find the book's trailer by following this link: Elsa strange - trailer.


Astrid Rosenfeld Elsa strange - trailer!

Joey Goebel I against Osbourne  

All James Weinbach really meant to do that day was ask the girl he fancied if she would go out with him, but what actually happens exceeds both his wildest dreams and his worst fears.
The latest novel by Joey Goebel shows the American high school as a microcosm of society and pulls the plug on the American party culture.
The Catcher in the Rye for a generation that grew up with the Simpsons.

Joey Goebel has a new website, where you can find out more about him and his projects: joeygoebel.com

 

Joey Goebel I against Osbourne
 

Schünemann & Volic Cornflower Blue

This prelude to the first ever German-language detective series set in Belgrade is a voyage of discovery into a fascinating city and a country with a dramatic history and is an atmospheric detective novel with a new investigator, whom readers will take to their hearts.

Schünemann & Volic Cornflower Blue

Hartmut Lange The House on Dorothea Street

Five novellas that play out in the south west of Berlin, and through which the Teltow Canal winds its way like a red thread, with its black crows, secluded villas and impenetrable forests.
Hartmut Lange, with his crystal clear language, tells us about unexpected threats, about fractures in life's path, and about existential conflicts.

Hartmut Lange The House on Dorothea Street

Friedrich Dönhoff Sea Breeze

The setting: Hamburg. Sebastian Fink’s third case leads the reader into the brackish waters of one of the biggest container docks in the world.
What matters more: Money or nature? Economy or pure air? Friedrich Dönhoff takes on an explosive issue: ship emissions and their destructive quality.

Friedrich Dönhoff Sea Breeze

Lukas Hartmann The Convoy

An impossible love story and a historic road novel that leaves the reader breathless.
In November 1918 Europe is in turmoil. Chance brings together a young soldier and a Russian woman. She belongs to the diplomatic delegation of the young Soviet Union in Berne. He is a village teacher in his civilian life. Their political convictions couldn't be more different, and yet they are drawn closer and closer together...

Lukas Hartmann The Convoy

Hansjörg Schneider Hunkeler-series

Hansjörg Schneider is celebrating his 75th anniversary and on this occasion Diogenes is presenting all eight titles of the Hunkeler-series.

Please follow this link to download a folder about the series: Hunkeler-series.

Hansjörg Schneider Hunkeler-series

Patricia Highsmith at the cinema

Director and screenwriter Hossein Amini has finished the principal filming for The Two Faces of January. Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac. Production: Working Title and Timnick Films. Distribution: STUDIOCANAL. Film opening: December 2013.

The shooting for Carol / The Price of Salt is scheduled for spring 2013. Direction: John Crowley. Screenplay: Phyllis Nagy. Cast: Mia Wasikowska and Cate Blanchett. Production: Film4, Number 9 Films.

Patricia Highsmith at the cinema

On the Spiegel bestseller list since publication!

Martin Suter's The Time, the Time has been on the Spiegel bestseller list since publication in September 2012 - and was on the Top 20 for 18 weeks. Also the second Allmen-novel Allmen and the Dragonflies is one of our best-sold books in 2012.

On the Spiegel bestseller list since publication!

Honoured!

Tomi Ungerer was awarded the Thomas-Nast-Medaille for his life's work.

Benedict Well's latest novel Almost Ingenious is on the shortlist for the Literature Prize 2012 by the Association of Arts and Culture of the German Economy at the Federation of German Industries.

Honoured!

Jakob Arjouni died January 17, 2013

The German writer, crime novelist and playwright Jakob Arjouni, born on October 8, 1964 in Frankfurt am Main, died of cancer on January 17, 2013 at the age of 48. His readers in more than 20 languages loved him for his enthralling, sharp-tongued, humorously, intelligent books, written in unpretentious language.

We would like to invite you to read the obituary published in The Guardian.

Jakob Arjouni died January 17, 2013

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