Dutch rights of Cold Blood pre-empted by Signatuur, Italian rights sold to SEM Libri
We were happy to accept a pre-empt offer for Dutch rights to Chris Kraus’ Cold Blood by Signatuur and to sell Italian rights to SEM Libri in an auction.
Here’s the list of languages and publishers so far:
Italian (SEM Libri)
The French edition of Cold Blood has been nominated for the ›Prix Nerval Goethe‹ by the French Goethe-Institut.
Critics, book buyers and the press are equally enthusiastic – here are a few quotes:
»A Historical fresco, spy novel, political and philosophical fable: you get lost with gusto in this literary labyrinth.«
»If you want to understand what Europe is today, and how Germany became what it is today, how it managed to overcome the terrible trauma of National Socialism, then you have to read Cold Blood.«
Bernard Poirette / Europe 1, Paris
»This barbarity which was continued in the shadows by the worst survivors, was awaiting its epic poem. Kraus has written it.«
Nicolas Weill / Le Monde, Paris
»A breath-taking novel, at times simultaneously sad and funny, sometimes almost unbearable, covering 70 years of history.«
Fabrice Colin / Le nouveau magazine littéraire, Paris
»With Cold Blood Chris Kraus climbs a mountain to the very top. A thousand things happen in this excellently translated novel.«
»This is a magnum opus.«
Damien Aubel / Transfuge, Roubaix
»Of course it makes you think of The Kindly Ones, but a lighter, more easily accessible version, less intellectual, very captivating and a times veering into the intimate.«
Le Point, Paris
»Cold Blood speaks of the past and the future.«
Marie-Laure Delorme / Le Journal du Dimanche
English rights are sold to Picador. An English reading sample is available. Recommended by NBG.